Woman ‘beaten by partner with broken chair leg’



A man allegedly beat his ex-partner with a broken chair leg after being invited to her home for Christmas, a court heard yesterday.

Gary Bain is accused of carrying out a drink-fuelled attack in east Belfast before smashing the windows of another woman’s nearby house.

It was also claimed that a policeman who tried to arrest him was grabbed by the throat and punched five times.

Bain, with a hostel address on Antrim Road, north Belfast, faces two charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, three counts of criminal damage and assault on another female officer.

The 25-year-old is further charged with aggravated burglary with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and with intent to commit an offence. He was remanded in custody after being refused bail.

Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard how the alleged offences happened in the Madrid Street and Wolff Close areas of the city early on Thursday.

Bain is accused of attacking his ex-partner, smashing up a chair and using a leg to hit her again.

It was alleged that Bain then moved on to the other woman’s house and broke windows there.

When police arrived on the scene he resisted arrest, the court heard.

A defence solicitor accepted his client had taken too much alcohol.

Bain was remanded in custody to appear again on January 24.


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