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Man is charged with having a metal dog chain as an offensive weapon

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A MAN is accused of a number of offences in Portrush including having a metal dog chain as an offensive weapon.

Christopher McCrory (33), with an address listed as Glendun Close in the town, faces charges relating to August 2 this year.

The dog chain allegation relates to Glenbush Drive in Portrush.

On the same date he is accused of assaulting a female.

On August 8 this year he is accused of being disorderly at Glendun Close in Portrush and assaulting and resisting a police officer and obstructing another officer.

Also on that date he is alleged to have caused criminal damage to a police cell van.

McCrory is also accused of a number of offences regarding August 10 this year.

He is accused of taking a Citroen Berlingo van without the consent of the owner; dangerous driving in Portrush; driving at the town’s Causeway Street whilst unfit; absence of insurance and a driving licence offence.

He is also charged with being disorderly in the vicinity of Glendun Close on July 7 this year.

Regarding April 12 this year he is accused of being disorderly at Glenarm Avenue in Portrush and making a threat to damage windows belonging to a male.

The defendant is also accused of using behaviour whereby a breach of the peace was likely to be occasioned at Glentaisie Park, Portrush, and resisting a police officer in the execution of his duty on February 8 this year.

He is also accused of causing criminal damage to a drain pipe belonging to a man on Christmas Eve last year.

Another allegation is that on February 4, 2019, the defendant caused criminal damage to a cell block at Coleraine Courthouse.

The cases were mentioned at Coleraine Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, on Monday and adjourned to September.

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