Man remanded in custody after bail address destroyed by fire

Published: 1 Aug 2012 10:05

A 40-YEAR-OLD male whose bail address was destroyed by fire at the weekend was remanded in custody at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday.

Enniskillen Courthouse.

Police officers found Noel Patrick Mullane, previously of Kilmacormick Drive, Enniskillen at what was described in court on Monday as a "drinking den" and in breach of his bail curfew which runs from 8pm until 8am.

He was on bail facing charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, threats to damage property and breach of a non-molestation order.

A police constable told the court on Monday that Mr Mullane had been found at Corban Avenue on Sunday at 2.15am.

The defendant's barrister, Gavin Cairns attempted to make a bail application for this address in court, but the police officer said a colleague had deemed it unsuitable.

"His bail address, as given, has been destroyed by fire," said Mr Cairns, "It in itself, is no longer suitable."

But District Judge Paul Copeland told Mr Mullane he had shown a "disregard" for his curfew.

And given the nature of his charges, he rejected the application for bail.

He was remanded in custody ahead of his trial today (Wednesday).

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