Rugby star's brother goes free after assault
THE brother of Ireland rugby star Stephen Ferris walked free from court yesterday after a judge ordered him to do 240 hours of community service for breaking a man's nose.
Belfast Crown Court Judge Tom Burgess warned David Ferris (29), that any failure to complete the work would result in him being brought back to court and resentenced.
Ferris, from Chestnut Hall Avenue in Moira, had pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm to Colm Conlon in the early hours of September 27, 2009.
Last week his brother, Ulster rugby player Stephen Ferris (25), currently on Six Nations duty with Ireland, was bound over for a year in the sum of £250 (€290).
Charges of assault and ABH against Stephen Ferris, with the same address, were "left on the books".