Dungannon man accused of harassing his ex and spitting in her face

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A Dungannon man who is accused of calling to the home of his ex partner and spitting in her face during the early hours of the morning, has failed in his bid to be granted bail.

Conor Mallon, 32, from Drumcoo Green in the town, faces a charge of breaching a restraining order by harassing the woman on October 23 and December 14.

Mallon, who was flanked by security officers in the dock at Dungannon Magistrates Court, and his former partner have a “lengthy history”, a police officer explained.

According to the officer, the alleged victim in the case made a complaint to police, claiming that at around 2am on October 23, Mallon came to her home and banged on her door.

Mallon is alleged to have made threatening remarks to the woman about her deceased partner, before spitting in her face. The police officer told the court the alleged victim then received a number of telephone calls from Mallon’s number, but did not answer them.

In relation to the alleged incident on December 14, Mallon is accused of phoning his ex three times from a withheld number at 2.30am. When his ex answered, she recognised Mallon’s voice, the court was told.

Later the same day, Mallon is alleged to have shouted and made a sexual gesture towards the alleged victim as the pair walked separately through the Drumcoo Green area.

Objecting to bail, the police officer described Mallon as a “prolific offender”, and that police feared there was a “significant risk” of him committing further offences.

District Judge, John Meehan, refused the defendant’s application and said he did not consider a proposed bail address in the Omagh area as satisfactory, adding that social services must be allowed to make a decision about the fact that two young children currently live there.

The case was adjourned until January 14, and Mallon was remanded in custody.