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Orangeman accused of teen smash at interface.


AN Orangeman has been ordered to stand trial accused of grievously injuring a teenage girl hit by a car at a sectarian flashpoint.

John Aughey, 62, is also alleged to have carried out assaults on other men and women in the Ardoyne area of North Belfast on July 13 last year.

He was arrested following the incident on the Crumlin Road, close to the scene of disorder over a banned Orange parade.

The teenage girl suffered multiple broken bones in the collision, including a shattered pelvis, after being trapped under a vehicle.

Aughey, with a current address at Mullan Road in Ballymoney, Co Antrim, appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court yesterday for a preliminary enquiry hearing.

District Judge Peter King granted an application to have him returned for trial at Belfast Crown Court on a date to be fixed.

Mr King also accepted a request to certify for two defence barristers.

He added: "This is a very high profile [case]."

Aughey was released on continuing bail to return on the date of his arraignment.


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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 10, 2016
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