Tempo man is cleared of assault on pub doormen

A TEMPO man has been found not guilty of assaulting two doormen during a night out in Enniskillen.
Ryan Ingram (27) of Edenmore Crescent, Tempo appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with two counts of common assault.
The court heard that the defendant was on a night out in Pats Bar, Enniskillen on February 4th 2018 when he was put out of the bar by the doormen.
Three doormen gave evidence during the contest with the first stating it was the end of the night, and people were starting to leave the bar when Ingram was put out.
He stated that Ingram then tried to get back into the bar and that the defendant started to become aggressive and he linked his arm through the bar on the fire escape door and refused to move lashing out at the doorman adding that Ingram’s right hand caught his head.
The court heard that a second doorman then came to get Ingram away from the door, grabbed him from behind and the two fell to the floor with the second doorman shouting that his leg was in pain, and it emerged that he sustained a dislocated leg in the incident.
The second doorman explained he told Ingram to leave, put this arms around him to remove him from the door, and Ingram pushed his weight back on him and the two of them went to the ground.
Defence solicitor Stephen Mooney said that Ingram was trying to get back into the bar to retrieve a hoodie, and suggested that Ingram was pulled to the ground which the doorman denied. Mr Mooney admitted that the victim has sustained ‘a nasty injury in this case’.
Ryan Ingram also gave evidence stating that he wanted back into the bar to get his hoodie, adding that he did not become aggressive at any point and denied linking his arm through the fire escape door.
He added that the doorman came from behind him, pulled him off the door, and he fell back on top of him.
After hearing the evidence, District Judge Michael Ranaghan said that he needed to be satisfied beyond reasonable doubt to convict the defendant saying that he did not believe that there was any attempt to mislead the court.
Judge Ranaghan added that there was a serious injury sustained by one of the victims, but added that he did have a doubt about the incident and he acquitted Ingram.

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