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Man charged with horrific knife attack outside pub

Connor Floyd previously appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court

 
A twenty-year old with over 100 convictions which include high violence has been refused bail for his latest spate of alleged offending.
Connor Oliver Floyd of Killen Park, Enniskillen is charged with 18 offences from the same incident on May 11, and has been remanded in custody since.
The charges involve possessing an offensive weapon, burglary, disorderly behaviour, three counts of criminal damage, four counts of assault and five of resisting arrest.
He appeared by videolink at Enniskillen Magistrates Court where police were strongly opposed to bail.
An officer explained a female working alone in a Fermanagh bar made a 999 call to report a fight on the street describing Floyd as naked from the waist up.
On arrival, officers found him being restrained by a number of persons. His hands were cut and bleeding, and it transpired he had smashed a glass pane in the bar.
It turned out the incident had been precipitated when Floyd was told he could not enter the bar.
He had arrived earlier entered by taxi but was noted to be intoxicated, leading the staff member to contact her boss.
The defendant had left by the time the bar owner attended, having gone to a nearby chip shop.
The bar owner made his way there and informed Floyd he was not to come back to the bar.
This provoked a furious response with Floyd brandishing a glass, shouting abuse and lashing out.
The bar owner tried to reason with Floyd but he proceeded to hold him against a wall by the throat, leaving him terrified he was about to be “glassed”.
Floyd let go and ran back into the chip shop, returning with a knife which he held over his head.
He then ran to the bar but staff were able to close the door, at which point Floyd smashed his hands through a glass pane.
The police officer told the court, “The defendant is a prolific offender. He is only 20 and has 113 previous convictions. These matters occurred whilst he is on bail for alleged offences against an ex-partner who is deemed high risk. This was particularly violent attack on random members of the community, some of whom were trying to help him.”
But District Judge Michael Ranahan threw out the application stating, “There is a particularly nasty context to this case. I consider the defendant represents a risk to the public.”
 

 


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