‘Suitable’ address is sought for man (51) charged with attempted murder and possessing hatchet with intent to commit murder

Ballymena Court

A ‘SUITABLE’ bail address is still being sought for 51-year-old man charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon – a hatchet – with intent to commit murder.

Jonathan Reeves, of Coronation Crescent, Clough, originally appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Saturday March 7 when he was remanded in custody.

He has now appeared back at the same court twice via video link from prison where he is on remand – the latest appearance being on Thursday.

The defendant is also charged with aggravated burglary with intent to inflict grievous bodily harm 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.

At court on Thursday a prosecutor said the charges were “very serious”.

A defence barrister said no bail application was being made as they were still seeking a “suitable address”.

He said a defence solicitor was continuing with efforts to try and get a suitable address.

The case was adjourned to April 16 and the defendant further remanded in custody.

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