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Man charged over Lisburn burglaries

Published 26/07/2015

The man faces charges after two break-ins in the Tirowen area of the city.
The man faces charges after two break-ins in the Tirowen area of the city.

A man has been charged after break-ins in Lisburn including at a house in which a woman and child were alone.

The 38-year-old faces charges of aggravated burglary and burglary with intent to steal following incidents at two houses in Lisburn.

The incidents occurred in the early hours of the morning in the Tirowen area of the city.

One of the homes was occupied by a lone female and her child.

It was reported on Friday that a man armed with a knife had been tasered by police after he entered the home of a woman in Lisburn and refused to leave.

Police negotiators and an armed response team were called to the house after the woman made an emergency call for help.

When officers arrived at the scene they found the man to be in a "distressed and agitated state".

He smashed a number of windows in the house before moving into a neighbouring property that was lying empty.

Officers from the specially trained Armed Response Unit forced their way into the house and disarmed the suspect.

The suspect is due to appear before Lisburn Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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