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Man accused of burglary and taking a motor vehicle in Portadown to face Crown Court

Craigavon Magistrates Court

A man accused of burglary, attempted burglary and taking a motor vehicle will face the Crown Court.

Caoimhin Gallagher, 30, of Antrim Road, Belfast, appeared at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court via videolink from Maghaberry, on Friday (July 1) for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE) – the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

Gallagher is charged with burglary of a dwelling, attempted burglary with intent to steal and taking of a motor vehicle without authority.

It is alleged that the offences took place in Portadown between October 22 and October 23 of 2020.

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

Defence counsel made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Bernie Kelly, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, committed Gallagher into custody to appear at Craigavon Crown Court for arraignment on October 15.

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