Man ‘cautioned’ after charges of assaulting female ‘withdrawn’

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Charges of common assault against a Dungannon man have been “withdrawn without prejudice” by the Public Prosecution Service.

Fernando Ximenes, 45, from Knockmore Drive was accused of assaulting Stefani Ximenes on December 10, 2016.

But Dungannon Magistrates Court was told on Wednesday, February 15 that “a caution was to be administered” to the defendant instead.

On counsel’s request, Judge Meehan also approved Legal Aid in relation to the case as he was “in receipt of income”.