‘Hatchet’ incident: Man accused of attempted murder has case further adjourned at Ballymena Court

A PRELIMINARY Enquiry – the legal step to send a case to the Crown Court – is due to be held in mid-October regarding a 51-year-old man charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon – a hatchet – with intent to commit murder.

Jonathan Reeves, with an address listed as Coronation Crescent, Clough, is also charged with aggravated burglary with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm with a hatchet and causing criminal damage to a door.

The charges are connected to an incident at Oldstone Park in Clough on March 5.

The defendant faces four charges.

The details of the charges are as follows: attempted murder of a man; possession of an offensive weapon, namely a hatchet, with intent to commit an indictable offence, namely murder; entered as a trespasser a building situated at Oldstone Park, Clough, with intent to inflict on any person therein grievous bodily harm and at the time of the said entry had a hatchet; and causing criminal damage to a door.

The case was mentioned at Ballymena Magistrates Court, sitting in Antrim, on Thursday and adjourned to mid-September for a review of the case ahead of the Preliminary Enquiry in October.


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