Assault and intimidation charges are dismissed

CHARGES of assault and intimidating a witness were dismissed against a local man after a key witness in the case failed to appear in court.

Christopher Dawson (23), of Inchcolm Avenue, had been charged with three counts of assaulting a man on various dates and a further charge of intimidating the man by asking him to withdraw evidence.

The case against Dawson was listed to proceed at Ballymena Magistrates Court last week but was dismissed by District Judge Des Perry as the alleged injured party was not present in court.