ATM raid accused seeks bail to ‘allow partner to be on Covid-19 frontline’

The scene at the Tesco in Antrim on December 6 last year. Picture: McAuley Multimedia.

A MAN charged in connection with ATM raids wants bail so his partner, an NHS worker, can be on the “frontline” against coronavirus, Ballymena Magistrates Court heard.

Kenneth David Clarke (28), whose address was given as Sevenmilestraight, Muckamore, faces a charge that between October 27, 2018 and December 6, 2019, he ‘conspired with another to steal ATM machines and cash to an unknown value or thereabouts belonging to various banks and businesses’.

He is also accused of possessing cannabis on December 9 last year.

He was one of a number of people arrested following a digger raid on a double ATM at Tesco in Antrim town last December.

When he appeared at Antrim Magistrates Court last year he was remand in custody.

At Ballymena Court on Thursday a defence solicitor said the defendant had not made an application for bail since being remanded in custody.

The lawyer said the defendant’s partner is a NHS worker and Clarke was now going to apply for bail at Antrim Crourt on March 24 so he could be at home with their children to allow his partner tobe on the”front line” against coronavirus.

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