Man accused of stealing garments jumped into harbour, court docket informed (News)

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A person accused of stealing garments from a seaside division retailer in Northern Eire jumped into a close-by harbour after taking capsules and a bottle of vodka, the Excessive Court docket heard at present.

Wesley McLucas additionally claimed he left earlier lodging as a result of he feared he was below paramilitary risk.

The 23-year-old faces separate allegations of theft from the White Home retailer in Portrush, Co Antrim, and setting fireplace to a particular danger blanket in a police custody cell.

Prosecutors additional claimed he attacked and stamped on a girl in entrance of her teenage son after going to her dwelling for remedy.

McLucas, of Silverstream Court docket in Bushmills, was granted bail to remain at an authorized handle in Belfast.

He’s accused of stealing males’s clothes valued at £44.97 from the store on June 1.

Crown lawyer Adrian Higgins stated McLucas was arrested after allegedly going into the shop, taking off his moist T-Shirt and placing on objects on show.

“He stated he consumed a bottle of vodka and 20 Tramadol tablets, went to Portrush, jumped into Portrush harbour and was pulled out,” the barrister added.

McLarnon can also be accused of setting fireplace to the £50 blanket with a lighter whereas in custody on Might 30.

The third incident includes a cost of widespread assault to a girl in March this 12 months.

Mr Higgins claimed the defendant arrived at a girl’s home shouting for remedy.

She threw it out into the backyard, however was allegedly knocked to the bottom and stamped on when she got here outdoors.

It was claimed the lady’s 13-year-old son was current, together with one other particular person who needed to pull the assailant off her.

Defence counsel described McLucas as a weak man who has been “terrified” by the interval spent in custody.

Mrs Justice Keegan was informed he believed himself below paramilitary risk, however might keep away from that hazard by transferring to Belfast.

Granting bail, the choose harassed it was on situation police approve of the lodging and McLucas sees a health care provider about any psychological well being points inside seven days.

She additionally ordered: “He’s not to enter Portrush.”

Belfast Telegraph Digital

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