Attacked man who tried to help him

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AFTER he had been attacked and left bleeding a Lurgan man assaulted a person who tried to help him, Craigavon Magistrates Court was told last Wednesday.

Twenty three year old Kevin Anthony David O’Hare, Wellington Street, Lurgan, appeared in custody in the dock of the court.

He admitted assault on June 6 this year and was sentenced to three months in prison for the offence.

Suspended sentence were also put into operation, to run consecutive to the first term, making a total of six months in prison.

The court heard that police received a report that a man had been assaulted at the Drumgor Tavern. They spoke to staff who said that the person responsible had no top on him and had blood on him.

At Clonmeen they spoke to three males. One of them, the defendant, had no top on and had blood on his arms, chest and face.

He was arrested for breach of bail and common assault.

O’Hare told police he had been the subject of an assault and could not remember his incident but if he caused it he was sorry.

A barrister for O’Hare said he had been on bail for other offences to be dealt with in Newry.

She explained that the defendant had been the subject of an assault by five men and he required four stitches to an injury. There was a visible scar above his eye.

The barrister added that O’Hare had been lying outside the public house and the injured party tried to assist him. O’Hare thought this man was going to further assault him.

She said the defendant was very sorry that someone who had attempted to help had been injured.

Imposing custody District Judge, Mr Alan White, said O’Hare had a significant record and was in breach of suspended sentences.