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Man accused of possessing air rifle and making threats to kill a woman

He was released on his own bail of £500 to appear at Craigavon Crown Court in October

Craigavon Magistrates Court

A Portadown man accused of possessing an air rifle with intent to cause fear of violence will face Crown Court proceedings later this year.

The 32-year-old appeared at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

Aaron Wright, of Old Rectory Park, is accused of possessing an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and threats to kill.

As the charges were read, it was heard that the offences were alleged to have been committed on November 28, of last year.

The firearm the defendant is accused of having in his possession is named as an air rifle and he is alleged to have made the threat to a single female complainant.

Appearing in court, Wright 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 Aaron Thompson made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Bernie Kelly, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, released the defendant on his own bail of £500 to appear at Craigavon Crown Court on October 8.

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