Man charged with having two meat cleavers as offensive weapons has case further adjourned

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A man charged with burglary with intent to cause unlawful damage at a takeaway in Ballymena and also possession of two meat cleavers as offensive weapons with intent to commit assault has had his case further adjourned.

De Chuang Pan (40), of Bedford Meadows in Antrim, is also accused of assaulting two males and making threats to kill them on the same date – January 11 this year.

He is also accused of causing criminal damage to lighting and telephones.

The charges are connected to an alleged incident at the ‘New Panda’ in Henry Street in Ballymena.

The defendant appeared in the dock at Ballymena Magistrates Court on March 7 where a translation of proceedings was given to him in Mandarin by an interpreter and the case was adjourned.

No further details were given to the court.

The defendant was released on £500 bail with conditions banning him from entering Ballymena except for attending court or seeing his solicitor.

He is also to have no contact with the owner of the ‘New Panda’ or any employee.


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