Guilty plea over assault on female

Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.
Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.

A pre-sentence report was ordered last Wednesday at Craigavon Magistrates Court after a 55-year-old man admitted an assault charge.

Paul Miskelly, Albert Street, Lurgan, is accused of common assault on a female on April 3 this year.

He appeared in court and pleaded guilty to the offence.

On hearing that the offence took place in a domestic setting District Judge, Mrs Bernie Kelly, adjourned the case until June 26 to get a pre-sentence report.

“Domestic violence is taken very seriously,” she told the defendant.