The case against Ballycastle man Barry Lyttle, who allegedly punched his brother Patrick, causing him to hit his head and fall in to a coma, has been deferred for one week.
The Lyttle family attended court in Sydney, Australia this morning hoping to learn whether the charges against Barry would be downgraded or dropped, but, the judge deferred the case for a week having received new evidence in relation to the case. A defence solicitor said that this new evidence shows that Patrick has made a full recovery and will not suffer any long-term effects from his injuries.
Patrick has said that he wants the charges against his brother dropped and for the matter to be dealt with quickly so that he and his family can return home.
Barry will next appear in Court on April 16th.