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Lidl goat charge against Portrush man withdrawn

By Nevin Farrell

A man charged with being disorderly in connection with a bizarre incident when he allegedly had a goat and pony outside a Lidl supermarket in Portrush has had the charge withdrawn, a prosecutor told Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday.

Andrew Meneice (32), of Glenbush Drive, Portrush, was previously charged with being disorderly at Lidl on Saturday, July 29 this year.

He had allegedly gone to the shop following a previous incident a few weeks earlier when pictures appeared to show him inside the same store with a sheep on a lead.

Meanwhile, Meneice is currently facing four charges, including having a baseball bat with intent to damage property belonging to a woman at Glenshesk Park, Portrush, on August 28 this year. He is also charged with attempting to damage property belonging to the woman and is accused of possessing a hockey stick as an offensive weapon at Glenshesk Park.

The defendant was brought into the dock from custody, where he has been on remand, on Monday.

A defence lawyer said his client had previously been granted bail but it had not been perfected.

The prosecutor confirmed Meneice had previously been remanded in custody on August 29 before later getting bail but it had not yet been perfected because of a condition requiring him to live outside a five-mile radius of Portrush.

The prosecutor said CCTV and interview summaries were still awaited in connection with the alleged August 28 incident.

The case was adjourned until October.

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