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Bail for man accused of assaulting his ex-partner

A MAN accused of assaulting and harassing his ex-partner has been released on bail despite police objections. 
Emil Krastev (32) of Featherbed Glade, Enniskillen is charged with harassment, common assault, criminal damage and persistent improper use of communications. On Monday he appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court via video link from Maghaberry Prison for a bail hearing. 
On Thursday, November 15, at around 7.45pm, police were called to an alleged domestic incident at Willowvale, Enniskillen. When they arrived they spoke to the alleged victim, who said Krastev had pushed her against a wall and put his knee through a door. 
Krastev was arrested and granted police bail on the condition he did not contact the woman or enter her home. The women later told police that in the days after Krastev was released on bail, he called her over 100 times and sent her 30 text messages. 
Krastev was arrested again and admitted calling her and sending the messages. On November 20th a non-molestation order was granted preventing him contacting the woman. 
On January 22nd the woman claimed Krastev had breached this by sending parcels to her home in the post. Police then called to Krastev’s court approved address and could not locate him there. On February 1st he came to police attention on a unrelated matter, and he was found at an address in Lisbellaw. 
Krastev was arrested and was taken to hospital for treatment. Upon his release he was arrested and remanded in custody. On Monday his defence solicitor Gary Black applied for bail on his behalf. 
Mr Black said on the day of the first alleged incident of assault and criminal damage on November 15th, which Krastev denies, the defendant had been invited to her house to help her move furniture. Krastev claims the door was damaged moving a washing machine. 
District Judge Michael Ranaghan admitted Krastev to bail on a number of conditions, including having no contact with the woman, keeping to a curfew, and residing at the address in Lisbellaw. 
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