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Man in court after taking goat into Northern Ireland Lidl store

By Nevin Farrell

A man pleaded not guilty to being disorderly after he took a goat and pony to a Co Antrim supermarket.

Andrew Meneice (32) is alleged to have been disorderly at Lidl on the Coleraine Road in Portrush on Saturday, July 29.

Meneice, of Glenbush Drive, Portrush, appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court on Monday where a police officer said she believed she could connect him to the disorderly behaviour charge.

The officer said other alleged offences inside the store have not been before the court yet.

Defence barrister Ben Thompson said on the date of the alleged disorderly offence his client had brought animals to the store including a “young goat”.

Meniece was released by District Judge Liam McNally on £200 bail.

The conditions for bail are that he is not to go within 10 metres of the Lidl store when on foot and when passing the Portrush supermarket he must stay on the opposite side of the road. He is also banned from the car park.

He was ordered not to be in a public place when having consumed alcohol.

The police officer claimed that the accused was “intoxicated” during one of the incidents.

Meniece is also not to have any contact with staff from Lidl. The case was adjourned until September to fix a date for a contest.

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