Two men charged over assaulting man, 71, in Derry

DERRY Bishop's Street Court house
Image caption No bail applications were granted for the defendants

Two men have been charged at Londonderry Magistrates' Court with assaulting a 71-year-old man on Monday.

Conor Lishman, 26, of no fixed abode, and Derek Creswell, 22, from Strand Foyer, appeared in court on Wednesday.

The incident happened in the Rosemount area of Derry.

Both men have been remanded in custody until 7 July.

They are jointly charged with assaulting the 71-year-old man, stealing 1,325 euros from him and with possessing an offensive weapon.

They are also charged with causing criminal damage to a house window.

Mr Lishman, who has 88 previous convictions, has been further charged with assaulting and intimidating his brother and with possessing an offensive weapon.

Mr Creswell, who has 14 previous convictions, is additionally charged with possessing the 1,325 euros.

The offences are alleged to have occurred at Wesley Street in Derry.