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Man accused of aggravated burglary armed with machete to face Crown Court

He was remanded in custody to appear before Craigavon Crown Court in January

Craigavon Magistrates Court

A Craigavon man who is accused of aggravated burglary with intent to commit grievous bodily harm will face Crown Court proceedings in the New Year.

It was also heard that the 20-year-old is alleged to have entered the property on Clanrolla Park in the Moyraverty area whilst armed with a machete.

Dylan Mawhinney, of Clanrolla Park, appeared charged with aggravated burglary with intent to commit grievous bodily harm and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

As the charges were read, it was heard that these offences are alleged to have been committed on November 23, of last year.

Appearing via videolink from Hydebank, Mawhinney made no objection to the holding of a preliminary enquiry.

Prosecution submitted that based on the papers before the court there was a prima facie case to answer.

Defence barrister Conor Lunny made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Amanda Brady, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, remanded the defendant in custody to appear before Craigavon Crown Court on January 15 for arraignment.

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