Man is alleged to have said he was “off to the pub” instead of going to court

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Coleraine Courthouse

A man who allegedly said he was “off to the pub” instead of attending court has been released on bail.

Bobby Millar (18), of Rockmount Gardens, Articlave, appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday August 20.

Millar faces five charges relating to Saturday June 23 this year.

He is charged with causing criminal damage to a window; attempted criminal damage to a door; assaulting a woman; assaulting a man and disorderly behaviour at Rockmount Gardens.

At a previous hearing the defendant said an allegation that he assaulted his granny was a “load of b*lls”.

The August 20 court heard Millar had been released “in error” the previous Monday due to an “administrative error”.

On August 20 Millar was released on £500 bail to an address in the Castlerock area with conditions including an 11pm-7am curfew during which time he will be tagged.

He is not to enter Articlave and is not to consume alcohol.

A police officer told the court she was concerned that the bail address was one and a half miles from the scene of the alleged incident.

Deputy District Judge Brian Archer said he was “taking a risk” releasing Millar but said he had not committed any further offences.

The judge told the defendant he hoped that when Millar told a police officer that morning “I’m off to the pub” it was just an act of bravado.

The case was adjourned to the end of August.

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