Man remanded in custody following alleged crime spree including a charge of arson with intent to endanger the lives of three people in the Gulladuff area

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A general picture of a section of the Dreenan Road near Gulladuff. Picture – Google Maps.

A 29-year-old man has been remanded in custody following an alleged crime spree including a charge of arson with intent to endanger the lives of three people in the Gulladuff area of south Derry/Londonderry.

Thomas Kincaid is charged with twenty five offences which also include aggravated burglary, hijacking, grievous bodily harm with intent,  dangerous driving and burglary.

He appeared at Magherafelt Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

The charges follow a number of incidents in the Magherafelt, Rasharkin and Templepatrick areas on Monday October 8.

Charges faced by Kincaid, with an address at Ballysillan Avenue in north Belfast, include taking a Nissan Qashqai without authority; hijacking a Nissan Qashqai; dangerous driving at Drumack Road in Rasharkin and failing to stop for police in the Templepatrick area.

He is also accused of going equipped for burglary; resisting and obstructing police and driving whilst unfit and whilst disqualified.

He is accused of an aggravated burglary by having a hammer at a dwelling at Dreenan Road near Gulladuff in south Derry/Londonderry and the theft of two mobile phones worth £1,500.

Kincaid is also accused of arson endangering the life of three people with intent by damaging that dwelling by fire.

He is further accused of causing grievous bodily harm to a female with intent and attempted grievous bodily harm with intent on a male.

Kincaid is also accused of stealing tools from an outhouse at another property at Dreenan Road; damaging a window; entering another property at Dreenan Road; burglary of a shed at another Dreenan Road property and taking a quad and petrol.

He is further accused of taking a Mitsubishi L200 Warrior vehicle without authority; three charges of interfering with a motor vehicle or trailer at an address at Mayogall Road in Gulladuff; theft of a trailer; taking a LandRover Defender without authority; theft of a driving licence and causing damage to a garage door.

The defendant was remanded in custody to appear back in court on November 7.

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