Man was approached about 'CCTV' cameras and had 'lit cigarette thrown in his face'

Man was approached about 'CCTV' cameras and had 'lit cigarette thrown in his face'

A DEFENDANT with a Greyabbey address who "threw a lit cigarette in the face" of a man after ringing a door bell of a house in the village and shouting "about CCTV cameras" has been jailed for two months.

Ryan Graham (26), of Rosemount Mews, has admitted assault and making a threat to damage the man's home and cars on July 18 this year.

A prosecutor told Newtownards Magistrates Court that at 9.30am the defendant was in a shop in Greyabbey and then went to the complainant's home.

When the injured party came to the door the defendant threw a lit cigarette at him.

The defendant's father arrived and when the man was speaking to Graham's dad the defendant ran round a car and punched the victim on the head.

The court heard the defendant, who had a record, had spent a short period of time on remand in relation to the incident.

A defence lawyer said Graham had "significant issues" including "substance abuse".