Ryan Magee faces charges of assault on a female

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A Londonderry man who won over £6 million on the lottery has appeared in court accused of domestic violence.

Ryan Magee, of Monnaboy Road, in Eglinton, faces four charges of common assault between August 1 and 2.

The charges relate to alleged assaults on a female.

The 34-year-old spoke only to confirm his details and that he understood the charges.

An investigating officer told Londonderry Magistrate’s Court how he believed he could connect Magee to the charges.

Defence Counsel, Eoghan Devlin, confirmed that the case involved allegations of domestic violence and would require a full file.

Londonderry Magistrates’ Court also heard that a withdrawal statement ‘may be forthcoming’ from the alleged injured party.

Mr Magee won over £6 million in the Euromillions back lottery in 2008.

In 2009 Magee was named as one of the 100 richest young people in the UK, at level pegging with top sports stars including golfer Graeme McDowell and footballer Robinho.