AN ENNISKILLEN man “saw red” and struck a man with his belt, causing his neck to bleed, a court has heard.  George Henry Bell (65), of Coleshill Crescent, appeared at Enniskillen Magistrate’s Court on Monday, February 26,  alongside Gary Phillip (33), of Lattone Road, following an incident in March of last year. 
A pair were facing separate charges of assaulting a male, while Phillip was also facing a charge of causing criminal damage to property belonging to the male. 
A prosecutor told the court how at around 10.25pm, police were called to Coleshill Crescent following a report by the injured party. He told police that he had heard a “loud bang”, and then saw Phillip throwing stones in the street and shouting. 
Phillips kicked a gate belonging to the injured party and then approached him, where a physical altercation ensued. Bell then arrived on the scene and became involved. 
He then removed his belt and swung at the injured party, causing him to bleed from his neck. The injured party was later required to seek medical attention. 
Police attended a nearby address at Coleshill Crescent and found Phillip “covered in blood” and bleeding from his hand. He was taken for treatment at the SWAH. 
Police also located Bell at Coleshill Crescent, where he was arrested.
Sentencing Bell, District Judge Alana McSorely imposed a three-month prison sentence, suspended for one year, and also imposed a compensation order of £200.Sentencing Phillip, Judge McSorley imposed a two-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months.