A SERVING police officer has appeared in court accused of assaulting a boy.
Standing in the public area of Newtownards Magistrates Court, Graham McMinn entered a not guilty plea to the single charge against him that he assaulted the male child on January 25 this year.
Defence solicitor Kellie Morwood revealed that McMinn, whose address was given as c/o PSNI Headquarters on the Knock Road, “is a serving police officer” whose colleagues will have to give evidence against him during his contest.
She told the court that of the 12 prosecuting witnesses, “at least eight will be required” to take the witness box, adding that “I think it will be a case that will require a special day or at least a Monday listing”.
District Judge Liam McNally adjourned the case to October 20 to fix a date for the trial.