Ballymena Court hears man accused of having sword with intent to commit grievous bodily harm has charges withdrawn

A MAN who had been accused of offences including possession of a sword with intent to commit grievous bodily harm has had the charges he faced withdrawn.

Tony Simpson (32), with an address listed as Shane Court in Broughshane, had four charges listed on the charge sheet relating to May 4 this year.

The other charges were assaulting Nicholas McCormick; making a threat to kill him and causing criminal damage to his car.

The case was mentioned at Ballymena Magistrates Court where Tony Simpson’s defence solicitor was Emma McCann.

Meanwhile, the court heard charges faced by Nicholas William McCormick (49), with an address listed as New Street in Randalstown, had charges he faced withdrawn.

He had been accused of assaulting Tony Simpson occasioning him actual bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon – a knuckle duster – with intent to commit GBH – on May 4 this year.

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