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Accused threatened sergeant, court told

BY IVAN LITTLE

A man told a PSNI sergeant that loyalists would "find out where he lived" after police tried to defuse tensions as Apprentice Boys returned home along Belfast's Lower Newtownards Road from a parade in Londonderry earlier this month, the High Court heard yesterday.

A prosecution lawyer said Ian Henry Ogle, whose address was given as Susan Street, was among a group of 30 to 40 loyalists and that he tried to enrage police, launching an abusive tirade against them and telling them to get out of Protestant areas.

Ogle is charged with disorderly behaviour on August 10.

The lawyer said it was impractical for police to arrest the defendant at the scene and when they went to his home Ogle refused to co-operate with them. He later went voluntarily to a police station where he denied involvement in any incidents.

The prosecution opposed bail because more parades are planned in east Belfast but Mr Justice Treacy said he was minded to free Ogle if a suitable address outside the city could be found. The bail application was adjourned.

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