Craigavon man punches brother twice, court hears

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The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A Craigavon man, who punched his brother twice, has pleaded guilty to a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The case of Maurice Johnston, (62), of Rosmoyle, was heard at Craigavon Courthouse sitting on Friday, January 14.

The court heard that on November 8 last year, the police were called to a domestic incident in Lurgan and noticed that the injured party was bleeding from his head and had a cut and bump to his left eye and temple.

The injured party told police that he was punched twice by his brother.

Johnston made full admissions to the offence during interview.

In his defence, the court was told that this was an “awful incident” that stemmed from a verbal argument in relation to the care of another brother. It was stated that the injured party and the defendant had been very close all their life and that Johnston accepts responsibility and is remorseful for what happened.

District Judge Bernie Kelly imposed a three month custodial sentence, suspended for 12 months for the offence.

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