Ballymena man accused of having sword and wounding man has case sent to Antrim Crown Court

Ballymena Court
Ballymena Court.

A BALLYMENA man accused of maliciously wounding a man and possessing an offensive weapon – a sword – has had his case sent to Antrim Crown Court.

Philip Bradley Douglas (21), of Princes Street, is also accused of assaulting the man occasioning him actual bodily harm and attempting to rob him on January 28, 2018.

The defendant was in handcuffs when he appeared in the dock at Ballymena Magistrates Court on November 1 for a Preliminary Enquiry – the legal step to send a case to the Crown Court.

A prosecutor submitted that on the basis of the papers before the court there was a case to answer and defence barrister Amy Campbell said she had no contrary submissions.

District Judge Nigel Broderick sent the case to Antrim Crown Court on November 27 and the defendant was further remanded in custody.

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