A man accused of attacking a disabled woman in her own home was remanded into custody on Saturday because he has nowhere else to go.
Belfast Magistrates Court heard that police had been putting further questions to 22-year-old Edward Stuart Cambridge about the attack in June but as he has no suitable address to be released to, he was remanded into custody.
Cambridge, originally from Green End in Newtownabbey but now of no fixed address is accused of burglary and the theft of a mobile phone and cash, inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent and making a threat to kill.
A previous court heard it is the Crown case that having broken into the lady’s flat on the Shore Road, he beat her so severely she needed a brain scan.
The failed bail hearing was told how police traced a 999 call to the woman’s flat and found her face and nightdress covered in blood.
She told officers that a man had broken in but before he made any demands for money, he hit her from behind and continued the assault which left her with two black eyes, severe swelling, and welts to her thigh, from being hit by a belt or strap.
The woman, who suffers mobility problems, also sustained an open wound to her nose caused by her glasses being punched into her face.
Throughout the assault, Cambridge was demanding money and threatening to kill her.
He was arrested a short time afterwards after his alleged victim gave officers a description and when arrested, he was carrying a woman’s studded belt with hair on it, allegedly matching that of the victim.
On Saturday solicitor Denis Maloney conceded that Cambridge had no address so District Judge Ken Nixon remanded him into custody to appear again on Tuesday.