Judge refuses attempted GBH accused leave to attend christening

Judge refuses attempted GBH accused leave to attend christening

The case was heard at Craigavon Magistrates' Court.

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A Judge has refused a man accused of attempted GBH compassionate bail to attend his child’s christening.

A bring forward application in the name of Paul McBride, 23, from Hill Street in Lurgan was heard at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

A prosecutor said that the investigating officer was agreeable subject to District Judge Bernie Kelly’s wishes.

However, the judge said, “I don’t see that this is necessary, I really don’t.

“He is charged with attempted grievous bodily harm on April 10 this year. I’m assuming on April 10 this year he knew his partner was pregnant?”

It was then pointed out that the child was born last July.

“And it’s only being Christened now?” asked the Judge.

The application was refused, with McBride’s solicitor told he could appeal it if he wished. The case itself will be back before the court on May 27.

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