Keep up with Armagh i

Mullaghbawn man accused of stealing car and providing false information to police to face Crown Court

He is alleged to have stolen a Volkswagen Golf to the value of £3,500 or thereabouts

Newry courthouse police

A Mullaghbawn man who is accused of stealing a car and providing false information to police will face Crown Court proceedings later this year.

The 23-year-old appeared at Newry Magistrates’ for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

Shane Myles, of Cuchulainn Court, is accused of theft of a vehicle and perverting the course of justice.

As these charges were read, it was heard that the defendant is accused of committing these offences between February 9 and February 26, of last year.

On February 9, Myles is alleged to have stolen a Volkswagen Golf to the value of £3,500 or thereabouts.

Then between February 9 and February 26, the defendant is accused of requesting that a named male provide false information to police and that he himself provided the same false information.

This is alleged to have related to the sale of a BMW and the purchase of a Volkswagen Golf.

Appearing via videolink from his solicitor’s office, Myles 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 solicitor Tara Walsh made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Eamonn King said that he was satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer.

The defendant was released on his own bail of £750 to appear before Newry Crown Court on April 15 for arraignment.

Newsletter

Sign up for our weekly newsletter here.

Most read today

Latest podcasts

More in Newry