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Bail was denied at Belfast Magistrates' Court (stock photo)

Bail was denied at Belfast Magistrates' Court (stock photo)

Bail was denied at Belfast Magistrates' Court (stock photo)

A man charged with threatening to kill two women has demanded Boris Johnson intervenes in the case.

Owen McGaffin called on the Prime Minister to become involved as he appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court.

In an expletive-ridden outburst, the 39-year-old also repeatedly questioned why he was being prosecuted.

McGaffin, of the Lisburn Road in Belfast, is charged with two counts of threats to kill.

He also faces a further charge of harassing one of the women on dates between October 1, 2019 and March 9.

As McGaffin was escorted into the dock he shouted out: "Where's this judge?"

He began to swear and declared that the same people were now making allegations against him for a second time.

The accused then demanded: "Get Boris Johnson up here, the fat f****** ****."

With police opposing bail, District Judge Fiona Bagnall remanded him in custody to appear again at a later date.

But McGaffin refused to leave the court, violently struggling against attempts to take him down to the cells.

Custody staff eventually managed to carry him from the dock.

Belfast Telegraph