Attack accused Michael McGrory warned he must not contact mother

The case was heard at Belfast Magistrate's Court
The case was heard at Belfast Magistrate's Court

A Belfast man accused of attacking his mother must have no contact with her, a judge ordered on Thursday.

Michael McGrory was also banned from returning to the family home in the south of the city.

The 29-year-old, of Northbrook Gardens, appeared before Belfast Magistrates’ Court charged with a common assault on his mother Rose.

McGrory is further accused of criminal damage to a picture frame, television aerial and Yale lock belonging to her.

No further details about the alleged offences on Wednesday were disclosed in court.

Police did not oppose McGrory’s application for bail on condition that he does not go near his mother or her home.

The accused will not be released, however, until an alternative address is approved.

District Judge George Conner warned him: “You are to have no contact, directly or indirectly, with the injured party in this case.

“You are not to be phoning or texting her, and you are not to enter Northbrook Gardens under any circumstances.”

McCrory was also told he must return to court next week.