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Man who smashed recruitment agency window after making unpaid wages allegation bound over

Defence said he intended to move to England which was 'best for all parties involved'

A man who threw a stone at a Co Armagh recruitment centre window has been bound over to keep the peace for one year.

Court heard the 21-year-old planned on moving to England which his barrister said was “best for all parties involved”.

Diego Alcino Balde, of St John’s Court, Portadown pleaded guilty to criminal damage at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

Court heard that on November 2, at around 11.20am, police were called to FRC Recruitment after they reported that the defendant had broken a window at the agency’s property.

Staff stated Balde had made allegations of unpaid wages before going outside where he threw a stone at the window.

Defence barrister Conor Lunny stated: “He has stayed out of trouble and has brought the appropriate sum of money to court to make restitution.”

He added: “Mr Balde no longer has any relationship with this recruitment agency and intends to move to England.

“I feel that this is best for all parties involved.”

District Judge Peter King stated: “I am going to bind you over to keep the peace for 12 months. You are to have no contact with FRC recruitment.”

Balde was ordered to pay compensation fo £155 and told that there was a recognisance of £500 if he were to break the peace.

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