SF MLA remanded on bail

I noted the initial report of the arrest on Saturday 10th June of the Sinn Féin councillor, and MLA for West Belfast, Fra McCann for disorderly behaviour and assault of police while they were attempting to arrest a woman suspected of robbery – to a mixed response from commenters. The BBC have now reported that Mr McCann has been remanded on bail and, despite his reported comments at the time, he has denied assault, disorderly behaviour, obstructing police and resisting an officer and his solicitor has stated that the charges will be strongly contested.