Lisburn man accused of assaulting drinking pal and stealing his wallet is taken into custody

A Lisburn man appeared in court today charged with attacking and robbing a drinking partner.

Appearing at Armagh Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Newry, Glenn King (30) confirmed he understood the seven counts against him, all of which were allegedly committed on August 22 this year.

King, of Montgomery Drive in Lisburn, is charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, stealing the alleged victim’s wallet, threatening to kill him, possessing a metal bar with the intent to commit assault, and assaulting and resisting police.

Constable Brown told the court he believed he could link King to each of the charges and that police opposed bail, fearing King might commit other offenses or interfere with the witness .

He explained how the alleged victim had been drinking with King at a property in Donard Gardens, Lurgan, when there was a ‘verbal altercation’ and King allegedly ‘grabbed him by the neck’ and started beating him .

As the plaintiff was thrown to the ground and “held by the neck”, King allegedly continued to punch and kick him before grabbing a metal bar and using it to continue the alleged assault.

“Demands were made for his wallet and he handed over his black leather wallet, which contained £180-200,” the officer said, claiming King “threatened to shoot him. [the victim] and his family members with a pistol gun”.

Constable Brown said the alleged victim managed to escape by climbing through a bathroom window and contacted police after a taxi took him home, adding that, although he has yet to make an official statement, it was feared that he suffered broken jaws. and nose, as well as a spinal injury.

When officers went to arrest King, “he became aggressive” and allegedly punched a female officer in the face with his forearm.

Defense attorney Patrick Taggart acknowledged that King’s case “gives him no credence” but argued that, with the case likely to take a long time to investigate, conditions such as geo-restrictions could be imposed to address police concerns.

District Judge Anne Marshall was scathing, however, describing King’s record as “excruciatingly violent”, so even though Mr. Taggart did his best, “there is no circumstance that I can think of that I would post bail.”

Returning King to custody, she adjourned the case to September 14.

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