A judge has thrown out a bail application for an Omagh man accused of launching a racially-motivated attack on his next-door neighbours.
Sean Small (51) of St Patrick’s Terrace is alleged to have hammered on the rear and front doors of the property, attacked the male victim, hurled threats and abuse, and put the female occupant in such fear, she leapt out a bedroom window, clutching her three-year-old son.
It is alleged during the encounter on Saturday Small stated: "I don’t like Pakistanis and I don’t like Slovakians. I’m Irish. I’m a strong boy. I can do anything."
Standing on the dock dressed in a grey sweater and jeans, Small was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the female, assaulting the male, threatening to kill both, having a wooden table-leg as an offensive weapon and damaging two doors.
There is also a charge of harassing the couple on various dates between 17 September to 1 February.
A detective told Enniskillen Magistrates Court the matters could be connected.
He explained police received a 999 call shortly before 10.30pm from the male victim who was at his place of work.