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A Belfast man allegedly threatened to beat his mother "all around the room" within hours of being released from jail, a court heard yesterday

A Belfast man allegedly threatened to beat his mother "all around the room" within hours of being released from jail, a court heard yesterday

A Belfast man allegedly threatened to beat his mother "all around the room" within hours of being released from jail, a court heard yesterday

A Belfast man allegedly threatened to beat his mother "all around the room" within hours of being released from jail, a court heard yesterday.

Aiden Muir was arrested after police were called to her home in the west of the city on Tuesday morning.

The 23-year-old, of no fixed abode, appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court charged with common assault and breaching a non-molestation order.

Opposing his application for bail, a PSNI Constable said Muir had only been released from prison on Monday.

It was claimed that he turned up at his mother's house later that day, and was told she would call the police if he did not leave.

Muir departed, but returned early the following morning and made his way inside, the court heard.

The constable said: "He stated that if she phoned the police, he would beat the mother all around the room."

Although no physical assault is alleged, the PSNI were then contacted and detained the accused.

A defence lawyer stressed: "There has not been any violence involved."

Refusing bail, District Judge Mark McGarrity said Muir faces a prima facie case of breaching the non-molestation order soon after release from custody.

Muir was remanded in custody to appear again in four weeks time.

Belfast Telegraph