A 57-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court charged with sexual assault on a hospital patient.
David Hull, from Main Street, Carrowdore, Newtownards, Co Down, was remanded in custody charged with two separate sexual offences.
The alleged incident involving a 65-year-old woman happened at the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, at the start of September. Further details were not read out to the court.
Hull, who is balding and wore dark rimmed thick glasses, appeared in the dock at Newtownards Magistrates' Court dressed in a bottle green woollen jumper and jeans, and was handcuffed to a prison guard.
During the brief hearing he only spoke to confirm his name.
A Police Service of Northern Ireland detective constable said he believed he could connect the accused to the charges.
Defence solicitor Hugh Edgar told the court his client would not be seeking bail.
Adjourning the case until October 15, District Judge Mark Hamilton ordered Hull to re-appear by videolink.