'Sexual assault' charge withdrawn against 45-year-old Ballymena man

'Sexual assault' charge withdrawn against 45-year-old Ballymena man

PROSECUTORS have withdrawn a charge against a Ballymena man who had denied sexual assault in relation to July 11 last year.

The withdrawal regarding Ian George Nicholl (45), of Crebilly Road, happened at Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, on Tuesday.

The details of the charge were that the defendant allegedly 'intentionally touched (a female), the circumstances being that the touching was sexual, that she did not consent to the touching and you did not reasonably believe that she so consented'.

The case had previously been listed for the charge to be contested by the accused.