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28/07/2021

Bellaghy man accused of twice threatening to destroy house

Charges on three separate dates but each relating to an alleged domestic abuse matter, have been put to a thirty-nine-year-old man who appeared at court.

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Charges on three separate dates but each relating to an alleged domestic abuse matter, have been put to a thirty-nine-year-old man who appeared at court.
In order of alleged occurrence Mark Bernard Owen McErlean from Scribe Road, Bellaghy is accused of making a threat to a female to destroy a house on July 7.
He is again accused of repeating this on September 23.
Finally, four days later it is alleged McErlean assaulted a police officer.
At Magherafelt Magistrates Court an officer familiar with the facts of the case said the charges could be connected.
A prosecuting lawyer advised a full file is still awaited from police investigating the incidents.
District Judge Oonagh Mullan remanded McErlane on continuing bail to return to court on January 15.

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