Man assaulted lawyer after losing case

Laganside Court Building
Laganside Court Building

A solicitor assaulted after a court case was left almost frozen in terror, she recalled yesterday.

The lawyer told Belfast Magistrates’ Court how Leslie Caskey ran at her and issued a threat.

She said: “He just looked straight into my eyes and said ‘You see you, you f****** b*****, I will get you.”

At the conclusion of yesterday’s contested hearing, Caskey, 45, of Waringhall Place, Lurgan, was convicted of common assault.

The incident occurred outside the Laganside court complex in Belfast in April last year.

At the time, Caskey had just lost a civil case in which the victim was representing the other side.

Sentencing will take place in four weeks’ time.