10/03/2004

Two men deny attacking woman at caravan site

Two men have denied assaulting a woman at a caravan site in Co Antrim on Monday.

Patrick Doherty, 49, of Main Line, Larne, and his son, Bernard Doherty, 22, of Belfast Road, Larne, were both charged on Wednesday with the attempted murder of Christine Doherty.

The mother-of-two, who is believed to be a member of the travelling community, is alleged to have been assaulted and threatened with a knife by two men at the caravan site in Dunmurry.

The woman's two children, aged ten weeks and 15-months, were in the caravan at the time but escaped injury.

Both men have been remanded in custody to re-appear via video link on March 16.

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