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Man Accused Of Telling Male To ‘Hand Over Tv Or Get Shot’ Is Denying Blackmail And Burglary Charges

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A man who allegedly told a male to “hand over the TV or get shot” is denying blackmail and burglary.

Robert McCamley (34), of Glenshesk Park, Portrush, faces two charges relating to August 1 this year. He is accused of burglary at Glenbush Drive, Portrush, when a TV, mobile phone and £25 in cash was stolen.

The second charge is blackmail and the charge reads that with a view to gaining for himself or another, or with intent to cause loss to another, he made an unwarranted demand of “Hand over the TV or get shot”, or words to that effect, from the alleged injured party with menaces.

The defendant appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday September 17 via video link from Maghaberry Prison where he has been on remand.

The case was adjourned to October 1.

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