Woman pleads guilty after assaults at Craigavon Area Hospital

Suspended sentence for man who assaulted wife

The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A 27-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to two charges of common assault following an incident at Craigavon Area Hospital.

The case of Danielle Elizabeth Campbell, (27), of Carn End, Holywood, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse sitting on Wednesday, November 17.

The court heard that on July 6, 2019, the complainant in the case reported that Campbell returned to the unit at Craigavon Hospital smelling of alcohol.

After trying to speak to Campbell about this, the injured party was told “it is none of your business” and continued to shout at her.

It was stated that the defendant lunged forward and tried to grab the injured party’s throat but grabbed her tunic instead.

Later on, Campbell tried to grab her again and continued to be aggressive.

In her defence, the court was told that these offences occurred quite some time ago and that the defendant has began to turn her life around.

District Judge Greg McCourt stated that these offences meant she was “on the doorsteps of prison”.

For the two charges, Campbell received a four month custodial sentence, suspended for two years for each offence – which are to run concurrently.

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