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Man in Derry court docket over police officer carried on automotive bonnet

A person has been remanded in custody after being charged with making an attempt to inflict grievous bodily damage by harmful driving on a police officer who was allegedly carried on the bonnet of a automotive for 30 metres in Derry.

Adam McMonagle (28), with an handle in London, appeared at Derry Magistrates’ Courtroom charged with a collection of offences that had been mentioned to have occurred on Monday of this week.

They embrace harmful driving, making an attempt to trigger GBI by harmful driving, assault on police and driving whereas disqualified.

A PSNI officer connecting McMonagle to the fees.

Bail was opposed and the officer defined to the court docket police, who had been on patrol on the Skeoge Hyperlink Street, noticed an Audi automotive travelling at pace on the opposite facet of the carriageway.

As police turned to comply with, they observed visitors was stalled and noticed the motive force of the Audi speaking to the motive force of one other automotive.

As police approached, the motive force obtained again into his car.

In a bid to cease the automotive shifting off, one officer struck the motive force’s window together with his baton breaking the window on the second strike.

The Audi took off and struck that officer and one other officer who was in entrance of the car needed to leap onto the bonnet.

The court docket heard that the car went ‘sooner and sooner’ with the officer clinging to the bonnet and travelled for some 30 metres earlier than the officer threw himself off leading to him struggling bruising, cuts and grazes.

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The court docket was instructed police spoke to the opposite driver and he mentioned he had pulled out at a junction and the Audi had been approaching at pace.

The driving force mentioned the Audi had pursued him and the motive force had obtained out shouting at him and he had locked the door as he was ‘fearful and scared.’

Police got an outline of driver and had been in a position to hint the automotive which was registered to McMonagle.

The automotive was discovered deserted and there was a field of beer within the entrance seat.

CCTV from a close-by store was checked and the Audi was seen within the automotive park some hours beforehand with McMonagle coming into the store and remaining there for 20 minutes.

The court docket heard he appeared unsteady on his toes.

McMonagle handed himself in to police and made largely ‘o remark’ interiews.

District Decide Barney McElholm mentioned he wished a Viper identification process carried out very quickly if not instantly.

Defence counsel Stephen Chapman mentioned it was ‘vital’ that whereas McMonagle was arrested for tried homicide that cost was not being proffered.

Decide McElholm mentioned he believed that the case could be going to the Crown Courtroom.

The barrister mentioned this shopper claimed he was having a psychotic episode on the time and remembered nothing.

The choose mentioned if the defendant suffered from psychotic episodes like this then ‘he was not match to be on the streets.’

He mentioned these had been a ‘very critical set of offences with quick custody being the one final result.’

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The choose added: “To drive off at pace with somebody clinging to the automotive is placing life in danger.”

Saying McMonagle was “a hazard to the general public”, Decide McElholm remanded him in custody to Maghaberry Jail to seem once more on Thursday, Could 26.

Man in Derry court docket over police officer carried on automotive bonnet was final modified: Could ninth, 2022 by cassoscoop