Following the attempted grievous bodily harm with intent of a man outside a County Antrim in Armoy, four men have been remanded in custody following a court appearance this morning.
The victim, a 48 year old man, was said to have been ‘repeatedly punched and kicked around the head and body’.
The 4 men, from various parts of County Antrim, who have been charged with the attack were named as; Sean Anthony Patrick Healy (32) of Kilnadore Park in Cushendall, Jarlaith Jones (23) of Beachlands in Carnlough, Jake Conor Boyd McClafferty (24) of Rockfield Row in Cargan and Tyrone McCormick (22) of Glenville Crescent in Cushendall
All four men have been accused of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent, driving when unfit, several counts of assault, failing to stop at an accident, failing to report an accident also failing to keep a vehicle at the scene of an accident, relating to the incident in Armoy on August 18.
The men are also allegedly to have assaulted other people who had made their way around the vehicle.
A barrister told the court during a bail application, that the men were ‘attempting to get away from the crowd and that hitting the victim with the car had been an unfortunate accident’.
Describing the attack, The judge said it had been “a vicious attack” and denied all four men bail due to ‘the risk of interfering with witnesses and the investigation.’
The males were remanded in custody to appear again next month at Coleraine court via videolink.