Cyclist is accused of riding over man’s foot

A cyclist allegedly rode over a man’s broken foot and threatened to break his other leg, a court heard today.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 12:19 pm
Laganside court complex in Belfast city centre.

Corey Hamer, 23, is also accused of kicking the victim on the ground and snapping his crutches outside a college in the centre of Belfast last Friday.

Hamer, of no fixed abode, appeared before the city’s Magistrates Court charged with common assault and criminal damage.

The victim was attacked while using his walking aids at Belfast Metropolitan College’s Millfield campus, according to the prosecution.

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Hamer allegedly appeared on a bike and cycled over his foot being protected by a medical boot.

He knocked the man down before continuing the assault by jumping on him, it was claimed. At one point he allegedly declared: “I’m going to break your other leg.”

A witness described seeing Hammer kicking the injured party twice and breaking his crutches, the court heard.

Opposing bail, police confirmed the defendant and victim are known to each other.

Defence solicitor Damien Trainor insisted that Hamer must be presumed innocent. “I accept the allegation is unsavoury, but we are dealing with common assault,” he added.

However, District Judge Ted Magill refused bail and remanded Hamer in custody until May 24