Father and son appear at Ballymena Magistrates Court in connection with disturbance at bar

Ballymena Court

A FATHER and son accused in connection with a disturbance at a Ballymena bar have appeared at the town’s Magistrates Court.

They are Alister Hamilton (56), of Shane Court in Broughshane and Aled Stewart Hamilton (31), of Larne Road, Ballymena.

They are both charged with possessing an offensive weapon on October 27 this year – in Alister Hamilton’s case a ‘flick baton’ and Aled Stewart a ‘baton’.

They are both also charged with affray and causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Ryan Calderwood.

Alister Hamilton faces a fourth charge of causing criminal damage to a door.

A number of other men previously appeared in court in connection with incidents at the bar.

They are Wayne Scullion (38) of Drumtara and Mark Laverty (31) of Duke Street – both Ballymena – and Ryan James Thomas Calderwood (30), of Rocavan Meadow, Broughshane.

They are all jointly charged with causing GBH to Aled Hamilton with intent, affray and possessing a weapon.

In Scullion’s case the alleged weapon was a chair; Laverty’s alleged weapons were a pool cue, pint glass, baton and a chair and Calderwood is accused of having a pool cue, baton and a chair as offensive weapons.

The Hamiltons had their cases adjourned to the end of January.

The full details have yet to be given to Ballymena Court.

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