Offensive weapon charge

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A 23-year-old man has been returned for trial to Newry Crown Court on charges involving possession of an offensive weapon and assault.

Christopher McCreedy, Brookfield Gardens, Banbridge, appeared last Thursday at a preliminary enquiry at Newry courthouse.

It is alleged that on December 13 last year he was in possession of an offensive weapon, a glass, in a public place, the Coach Inn, Banbridge.

McCreedy is also charged with assault on a male person and criminal damage to a cell and blanket belonging to the PSNI.

He was remanded in custody to appear for arraignment at Newry Crown Court on September 8.