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Man accused of stealing a hatchet and attempting to break into Armagh home

Daires Willows Armagh

A Caledon man has appeared in court for allegedly attempting to burgle an Armagh home and stealing a hatchet from a shed.

Michael Joseph Coulter, of Church Hill Cottages, appeared charged with attempted burglary with intent to steal and theft at Armagh Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

It was heard that the offences occurred on the morning of March 21 when the defendant allegedly entered the property as a trespasser with intent to steal.

Coulter is also accused of stealing a hatchet worth around £7.

He was connected to the charge in court by a constable involved in the case.

Defence counsel made no counter remarks with regards to the connection.

The case was adjourned until May 14 for an update on a full file.

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