Man admits assault charge

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A 24-year-old man has admitted assaulting another man and causing him actual bodily harm.

Dwayne McKnight, Granville Gardens, Banbridge, had originally pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The case was listed for a contest last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court but on the day the defendant changed his plea to guilty.

He was re-arraigned and admitted that between March 20 and March 23 this year he assaulted a male occasioning him actual bodily harm.

District Judge, Mr Paul Copeland, said McKnight had a significant record and adjourned the case until December 17 so that a pre-sentence report could be obtained.