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Neighbour Heard ‘loud Screaming And Crying’ And Used Mobile Phone To Record Footage Of Alleged Domestic Assault On A Woman

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Coleraine Courthouse

A neighbour who heard “loud screaming and crying” used a mobile phone to record footage of man allegedly assaulting a woman in a domestic incident, Coleraine Magistrates Court was told on Monday.

Emil Palys (35), of Ballygallin Park in Coleraine’s Ballysally estate, is charged with assaulting a woman on Friday October 12.

A police officer said she believed she could connect the defendant to the charge.

A prosecutor applied for the defendant to be remanded in custody and for the case to be adjourned for four weeks.

She said it was an alleged “domestic assault” and that police were seeking an address outside of Coleraine and there was none available at that stage.

A defence lawyer said no bail application was being made for Palys, who is originally from Poland, because of the lack of address away from Coleraine.

The police officer told the court the PSNI received a report of a disturbance and that neighbours heard “loud screaming and crying”.

A neighbour said they saw Palys grab the injured party by the hair and shove her to the ground and they were able to record the incident using a mobile phone.

The police officer said the injured party was heard shouting to Palys to let her go and and to leave her alone.

When officers arrived at the scene they noted red marks on the woman’s neck but she declined to make a statement to police.

During a police interview the defendant denied there was any physical violence during the incident.

The police officer said: “We have the footage from the neighbour”.

Palys was remanded in custody to appear at Ballymena Magistrates Court on October 18.

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