Accused’s anger as bail denied over ‘threats’
A Co Tyrone man has reacted angrily after being refused bail on charges of targeting a man he believes is having an affair with his wife.
Glen Graham Stronge (44), of Camgart Road, Clabby, is charged with pursuing a course of conduct amounting to harassment on August 1, as well as threatening to kill the man.
A police officer told Dungannon Magistrates Court that the complainant contacted police to report Stronge's alleged behaviour, which had been ongoing since July 27 in the form of phone calls and messages.
Some of these were read to the court and included, "Trust me - I will do time for you", and "I am promising you - I will leave you in hospital for a long, long time".
The officer pointed out after being arrested and charged, Stronge said: "He's lucky that's all he got, the b******."
Objecting to bail, the officer said he was concerned by the statements made by Stronge during interview that he may carry out his threats.
Stronge reacted angrily when police objected to him being bailed to his home address.
Later, he swore and demanded to speak to District Judge John Meehan when he said that he would not be prepared to release him.
Stronge will appear by video-link later this month.