Date rape drug doctor assault case adjourned

Dr Eireann Kerr has appealed her conviction of assault
Dr Eireann Kerr has appealed her conviction of assault

The appeal by the doctor convicted of assaulting two police officers has been adjourned.

Eireann Kerr is to appeal her conviction and the two-month conditional discharge imposed by the magistrates’ court.

It was listed for hearing yesterday, but the 32-year-old’s defence team made an application to adjourn the case to allow them to make representations to the Public Prosecution Service.

Kerr was convicted of disorderly behaviour, assaulting and resisting police in December 2013.

It was accepted by the court at the time that her drink had been spiked with the date rape drug GHB.

A prosecutor told Londonderry County Court that the PPS are “obliged” to review the case at every opportunity.

He added that the public interest test was reviewed prior to the contest and before the appeal.

The barrister said he has been instructed that the case will proceed.

Judge Philip Babington adjourned the case to allow formal representations to be made by the defence. It will be mentioned again on June 5.