A man charged with a number of assault charges and a domestic abuse offence has had his application for bail refused at Enniskillen Magistrates Court.

Devon Quinn (22), of Sallys Wood, Irvinestown, is charged with common assault, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, domestic abuse offence, attempted choke with intent, possession of an offensive weapon and criminal damage.

All the charges relate to an incident on March 5.

On Monday, a police officer gave an outline of the incident in court in which Quinn damaged an oven door and grabbed the injured party by the throat.

The officer said Quinn told police he let go because he "saw fear in her eyes". He also told them he blacked out because he was so angry and had been drinking spirits.

The court heard Quinn had 41 convictions in the Republic, and had only moved to Fermanagh a short time ago from Tipperary.

Police were concerned he was a flight risk and would leave the jurisdiction.

The officer also informed the court that Quinn had given a false bail address, saying it was his cousin's when in fact it was the address of a fellow prisoner.

Quinn's solicitor, Conor Heaney, said his client did not "hide behind the curtain of 'no comment'" during interview with police, but had given an account and set out in detail the circumstances around the March 5 incident.

He said these actions were against the backdrop of ongoing issues around contact with his children, and it was a "misguided and reckless" attempt to reconcile these difficulties.

Mr. Heaney said with appropriate and stringent conditions, Quinn could be managed on bail.

However, District Judge Alana McSorley did not think so, and refused bail for Quinn due to risk of interference with witnesses.

The case will be heard again on June 19.