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Man charged with assaulting taxi driver in Sion Mills

A MAN has been charged with a serious assault on a taxi driver at Glebe, Sion Mills, in the early hours of Monday.

Dylan McGrinder (18) of Glebe Gardens, Sion Mills, appeared at Omagh Magistrates Court charged with assault causing grievous bodily harm, damaging a wing mirror and side panel, and making off without paying the £5 fare.

McGrinder appeared in the dock wearing grey police-issue forensic clothing. He did not speak except to say he understood the charges. A police witness confirmed he has no criminal record.

Judge Mark McGarrity refused a bail application, as police had not yet checked the address.

The judge remanded McGrinder in custody to appear by videolink at Strabane Magistrates Court on January 16. The defence solicitor said he would make a fresh bail application at that hearing.

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