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Burglary accused is denied bail

A man accused of breaking into a Belfast bookmakers was arrested after police were alerted by a surveillance firm in England, a court has heard.

James Bonner (38) is charged with burglary with intent to steal from a branch of Ladbrokes on the Springfield Road.

Bonner, from Glengoland Gardens, Belfast, denies the charge.

A PSNI officer told the city's Magistrates Court that bail was being opposed due to fears of possible further offending.

He said police were told about the alleged burglary by a private alarm company in England.

Its staff had been monitoring the premises through remote-controlled cameras.

Bonner was detained running away from the area, the court heard.

His lawyer argued that police had not seen the accused in the bookmakers.

Refusing to release Bonner, Deputy District Judge Philip Mateer said: "He is not a suitable candidate for bail."

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