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Defendant denies 'I'll have you shot' claim

A man alleged to have warned his neighbour that he was a loyalist paramilitary leader and would have him shot has been remanded in custody.

A police officer told the Magistrate's Court in Londonderry that Paul Deighan (50), from Anderson Crescent in Limavady, is alleged to have told his neighbour “I am the local UVF commander and I will have you shot”.

The defendant, who denies making the comment, was arrested on Sunday night following an alleged incident outside his neighbour's home.

He denies charges of intimidating a witness in a police investigation, committing a provocative act by making sectarian comments and disorderly behaviour.

Objecting to bail the police witness said the defendant had previous relevant convictions and he believed the defendant would re-offend.

District Judge Barney McElholm said one thing that was anathema to the system of justice was the intimidation of a witness.

He refused bail and remanded the defendant in custody until November 8.

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