Man’s coat is set on fire

Ballymena Court5
Ballymena Court.

A man has pleaded guilty to setting fire to a man’s coat.

Anthony Martin Shortt (30), of no fixed address, had the matter mentioned at Ballymena Magistrates Court on January 3.

He pleaded guilty to arson relating to December 29, 2018.

An earlier court was told that as part of bail conditions the defendant was barred from entering the Simon Community in Ballymena and was to have no contact with the victim.

The defendant was remanded in custody and the case was adjourned to January 10.

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