A fisherman grabbed a Tesco manager by the testicles and refused to let go after being stopped over an £800 shoplifting spree, a court has heard.
Bail was refused to the man accused of the attack outside the store on Belfast’s Newtownbreda Road last week. Samuel Boyd, 37, of Portallo Street in the city, faces charges of going equipped for theft, assault and theft.
The prosecution lawyer said: “He grabbed the manager by the testicles and squeezed hard, refusing to let go. “This caused the store manager, as he recounted to police, to be in extreme pain.”
Mr Boyd was said to have been drunk and wearing four jumpers when arrested.