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Peel teenager denies kicking man in head

Not guilty plea entered to affray charge

A teenager's denied kicking a man in the head in an unprovoked attack in Peel.

 

Eighteen-year-old Connor John Lewis of Queens Drive West in Peel appeared at Douglas courthouse before magistrates.

 

He’s pleaded not guilty to one count of affray, which is said to have happened in Castle Street just before midnight on 6 October.

 

Prosecution advocate Roger Kane told the hearing Mr Lewis is alleged to have punched a man outside the Leece Museum, before kicking him in the head several times.

 

Mr Kane said the man received first aid at a nearby pub and had to go to hospital for treatment.

 

The court heard a retired police officer saw the attack and alerted police.

 

Magistrates declined jurisdiction and said the trial would take place before the Court of General Gaol Delivery, and remanded Mr Lewis in custody.

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