Man denies charges including assault and having knife

Ballymena Court

A MAN denies charges of assaulting a female; making a threat to kill her and possessing an offensive weapon – a knife with a ‘six – eight inch blade’ – with intent to commit an offence.

Virgil Pocreata (39), of Glenariff Crescent in Ballymena, appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday in connection with an alleged incident on October 7 this year.

The defendant was given £500 bail to reside in the North Road area of Ballymena and bail conditions include not entering Glenariff Crescent.

The case was adjourned to mid-November to fix a date for a contest.

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