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Teenager remanded into custody accused of causing grievous bodily harm to two police officers

In addition to two counts of GBH, Jake Buckley (19) was also accused of assaulting and resisting a third officer

A TEENAGER has been remanded into custody accused of causing grievous bodily harm to two police officers.

In addition to two counts of GBH, Jake Buckley (19) was also accused of assaulting and resisting a third officer, causing damage to a sergeant's glasses and using disorderly behaviour on Bridge Street in Portadown on January 28.

Appearing at Lisburn Magistrates Court by video link from police custody Buckley, from Ballybeg Park in Tandragee, confirmed he understood the charges and a police constable testified that she believed she could connect the teenager to them.

The charges relate to an incident where a constable and a sergeant sustained a broken finger and a dislocated knee cap and it is understood that a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy were also arrested in relation to this incident but later de-arrested and left with their parents.

In court, defence solicitor Gabriel Ingram confirmed he was not making a bail application so District Judge Rosie Watters remanded Buckely into custody and adjourned the case to February 24.

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