As­sault trial de­layed over med­i­cal re­port

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page -

THE trial of a for­mer Dundee cit­i­zen of the year has been pushed back af­ter the court was told of dif­fi­cul­ties ob­tain­ing a doc­tor’s re­port.

Char­lie Kean, 54, is ac­cused of a num­ber of charges, in­clud­ing abus­ing a puppy and as­sault­ing a 14-year-old child ear­lier this year.

He has de­nied all five charges lev­elled against him and the trial against him, which was due at Dundee Sher­iff Court on Septem­ber 29, was ad­journed, with new dates set.

De­fence so­lic­i­tor Ge­orge Don­nelly re­quested the ad­journ­ment on the grounds that a med­i­cal re­port or­dered by the de­fence would not ar­rive in time for the be­gin­ning of the trial.

Kean is ac­cused of hang­ing a young puppy from a win­dow and shak­ing it on May 4.

He is also al­leged to have as­saulted a 14-year-old child on May 3.

Kean is al­leged to have threat­ened to harm him­self in front of a woman and child be­tween Jan­uary 1 and Fe­bru­ary 28 this year.

The in­ci­dents are said to have taken place at prop­er­ties in Broughty Ferry and Dundee.

An in­ter­me­di­ate diet has been set for Oc­to­ber 31, with the trial due to be­gin on Novem­ber 24.

Julie McCash and David Sor­rie, who died.

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