Cookstown man accused of assaulting woman remanded in custody

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An allegation of assault has led to the accused being remanded in custody after his release licence was revoked.

Appearing in the dock before East Tyrone Magistrates Court was Patrick Francis Kevin Gaynor (34) from Molesworth Street, Cookstown who stands charged with assaulting a woman on October 28.

Police under oath confirmed the charge could be connected.

A defence solicitor initially told the court his client’s address was no longer available to him to apply for bail, however it later transpired Gaynor had been released from a previous prison sentence on licence and as a result of the new allegation, this has been revoked. District Judge John Meehan ordered a remand in custody and Gaynor is to appear again by video-link on November 19.