Man in court today following vicious assault on Strabane taxi driver

Tue, 14/01/2020 - 09:22 -- Editor

An 18 year old male has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, making off without payment and criminal damage. 

He is expected to appear before Omagh Magistrates Court today, Tuesday 14 January.  As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

The charges are in connection with an assault on a taxi driver in the Glebe Gardens area of Strabane in the early hours of yesterday morning, Monday, 13 January.  At approximately 1.00am the taxi driver picked up a fare in the Abercorn Square area of Strabane and took him to Glebe Gardens where the male passenger proceeded to assault the taxi driver and cause damage to his vehicle.