Ballymena Court: Man challenged brother to ‘come outside’ then lifted a kitchen knife

A MAN acting aggressively who challenged his brother “come on we will go outside” then went to a kitchen and lifted a knife, Ballymena Magistrates Court has been told.

Ben Patterson (25), with an address listed as Tobar Park in Cullybackey, admitted a charge of assault in relation to an incident on August 5 this year.

The prosecutor said there had been no physical contact but that it was a technical assault.

A defence barrister said the defendant has now “completely stopped taking illegal substances”.

The defendant was given a one year conditional discharge.

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