Curfew tag for man accused of punching his girlfriend


Enniskillen Court House

AN ENNISKILLEN man who was allowed to breach his bail curfew to go to work never actually worked where he said he did, according to police.
Dwayne Moohan (30) of Lovers Lane, Drumlyon is currently on bail, charged with grievous bodily harm on his former partner.
On Monday he appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court having breached his bail conditions by not being at home during his hours of curfew.
A police officer told the court Moohan had breached his bail seven times since the alleged offence on December 10, each time by not being at home during the hours he was supposed to be.
The officer said it had previously been agreed to allow Moohan to breach his curfew if he was called out to work.
It was believed he worked at Lisnaskea’s Donn Carragh Hotel doing maintenance, and could be called out at night. However, the officer said they’d spoken to the manager of the hotel and Moohan had apparently never worked there.
Regarding the alleged offence, the court heard Moohan and his former partner had fallen out in the car and had apparently both hit each other. They pulled in at a 24 hour petrol station in Enniskillen, and when his girlfriend attempted to leave he allegedly drove off with their child.
Moohan allegedly then left the child with his mother and went to his girlfriend’s house, where it is claimed he punched her. Moohan is also said to have had slash or knife wounds, which he alleges were caused by his ex-partner, however this was still the subject of a forensic investigation.
Defence solicitor Garry Smyth said a solution to police concerns about Moohan’s whereabouts at night could be solved by giving him an electronic tag. The solicitor also pointed out Moohan’s bail conditions were due to be relaxed in June.
District Judge Michael Ranaghan said he shared police concerns but agreed to release the defendant on bail with a tag. The case was adjourned for two weeks.

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