Ballymena man who allegedly threatened to petrol bomb his mum’s home and ‘knife to death’ her partner is granted bail subject to a suitable address being found

Ballymena Magistrates Court

A BALLYMENA man who allegedly threatened to petrol bomb his mother’s house and kill her partner has been granted bail subject to an address being approved by police.

Adam Wilson (22), of Rathmore Heights, is accused of making a threat to kill; making a threat to damage property; disorderly behaviour; assaulting his mother; assault on police and resisting police.

The charges relate to December 20 last year.

The case was mentioned at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Previously at Antrim Magistrates Court, on Christmas Eve, it was heard the defendant came home drunk and was being aggressive towards his mother who he was calling names.

He then allegedly said that if police were called he would petrol bomb the house and that he would go upstairs and “knife” his mum’s partner “to death”.

Police arrived and when arrested Wilson was extremely aggressive and irate and allegedly kneed a male officer in the groin area and struck another while calling them “f–king pig b-stards”.

Police were told the defendant had taken a number of tablets – believed to be Lyrica – and Wilson was taken to hospital.

On Christmas Eve a police officer opposed bail saying there had been a number of breaches of bail and on one occasion a tag had been cut off.

Bail was refused and the case was adjourned to Ballymena Magistrates Court.

The defendant appeared before Ballymena Court on Thursday via video link from custody.

A police officer said the defendant’s mother and her partner had made withdrawal statements.
District Judge Nigel Broderick noted the case file was due shortly and he adjourned the case to mid-February.

He granted the defendant bail in the sum of £500 to reside at an address approved by police.

The defendant is to have no contact with the complainants and he is not to consume alcohol or be on licensed premises.

He is not enter Rathmore Heights; has a 10pm-7am curfew and has to see his GP in relation to “addiction issues”.

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