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Man accused of 'kill threat' charges is denied bail

By Alan Erwin

A man has been remanded in custody after he was accused of damaging a car and threatening to kill its owner.

James Edwards is alleged to have targeted Robert McKee's Volkswagen vehicle during a weekend incident in the Woodvale Road area of north Belfast.

The 23-year-old defendant, of York Road in the city, was refused bail after appearing in court on a total of seven charges.

As well as facing counts of criminal damage to the car and threatening to kill Mr McKee, Edwards is also accused of assaulting two policemen and resisting arrest.

He is further charged with making a separate threat to kill one of the officers and damaging a police hat.

All of the alleged offences were committed on Saturday.

Edwards' application for bail at Belfast Magistrates' Court was opposed by a detective involved in the case.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall refused to release him, citing the risk of potential further offences.

Edwards was remanded into custody to appear again by video-link next month.

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