Man assaulted women court told

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A Cityside man has appeared in court accused of assault and indecency.

Before Londonderry Magistrates Court was Christopher Kennedy (24), of Drummard Park, charged with common assault, criminal damage and committing an act of a lewd, obscene and disgusting nature on September 5.

The court heard allegations Kennedy dragged his girlfriend into a field, punched her face and exposed himself. Police attended the scene and it was alleged Kennedy assaulted two other women. Conditionally bailed, Kennedy will appear in court on October 1.

During police interview, the defendant denied the offences and claimed all the women were fighting with each other.

An investigating officer said that the three witnesses had not provided police with statements about the alleged assaults.

However, the officer added police were still opposed to bail.

He told the court there was a history of domestic violence and Kennedy has served a prison sentence for assaulting his girlfriend.

The officer also raised concerns about the proposed bail address which was a short distance away from the alleged injured party.

Defence solicitor Seamus Quigley said the case was unlikely to lead to a successful prosecution unless something dramatic happens and the women gave statements to police.