Lurgan man guilty of assaulting woman

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A 47-year-old Lurgan man has pleaded guilty at Craigavon Magistrates Court to assaulting a woman.

Colin Francis Breen of Ballynamoney Road Lurgan had been due to contest a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against the female but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of common assault of a woman.

The attack was said to have happened on September 13 last year.

Breen was fined £750 for assault and ordered to pay the victim £750 in compensation.

He was also ordered to pay a £15 court levy.

He was also issued with a restraining order ordering him not to contact the victim for one year.