An Enniskillen teenager fired a pellet from a BB gun which struck a woman on the head at Omagh Bus Depot last April.
Alex Quinn (19) of Rossorry Church Road admitted assaulting the woman and possession of the offensive weapon when he appeared before Omagh Magistrates Court. He was fined £240.
The court was told he threw the BB gun in the river after the incident but was identified as the assailant to police by a number of males.
The victim had a bump on her head and redness as a result of the impact of the pellet.
Defence solicitor Stephen Fitzpatrick asked that his client get credit for admitting the offences. He added that Quinn was “engaging with other males in foolish behaviour and had no intent to strike the female with the pellet.”
Mr Fitzpatrick also suggested the offence was “somewhat out of character” for the defendant and his first convictions will impact on his future prospects.
Imposing the fine, District Judge Michael Ranahan told Quinn, “You are very lucky the pellet seemed to strike the lady without serious or lasting injury or you could have been facing worse.”
Posted: 9:09 am April 7, 2018
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