Bail has been granted to a woman charged with a string of offences including; common assault, disorderly behaviour in a licensed premises, criminal damage, resisting police and assault on police.

Donna Wray (47) of Churchtown Park, Castlederg appeared via video link before Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday, October 11.

An officer familiar with the facts of the case was able to connect the charges to Wray. Speaking to the court, the officer said that “police were opposing bail due to the relevant record of the defendant".

The court heard that at 2.43pm on Saturday, October 9, Wray entered the Forge Inn, Castlederg intoxicated, the bar worker refused service.

In the events that followed, it is alleged that Wray picked up a brush shaft, assaulted the bar worker with it and then tried to kick the bar worker.

Wray then left.

When police arrived at Wray’s home, she was drinking from a can of Dragon Soop and a bottle of Coors Light beer was observed by police at her feet.

Wray is accused of resisting arrest and the court was told that when police tried to arrest her she kicked her legs in the air and kicked a male officer in the groin.

When brought to custody, Wray informed officers she was “going to p*** here” and pulled down her trousers and urinated in the police cell.

The officer said that when questioned by police, Wray “denied everything". The officer added that “the injured party was terrified.”

Defence barrister Ciaran Roddy made note of Wray’s 212 convictions between 1989 and 2014 and noted that Wray had not been in court since 2014.

He added: “She has been on bail since the start of this year, this is her 12th breach.”

Regarding bail of Wray, Mr Roddy argued that there has been a considerable gap in Wray’s offences in terms of her risk of reoffending. He suggested to District Judge Steven Keown that Wray be prohibited from entering Castlederg.

The PSNI officer added: “Police have been tortured by this defendant.”

District Judge Keown granted Wray bail if a suitable address can be found, a condition of the bail included not entering Castlederg.

He added: “If this woman come back in front of me, she will not receive bail from me. She has been given more than a few chances. She will be going to prison if she breaches bail again.”

The matter was scheduled to be before Strabane court on November 4.