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Car attack sparked by feud, court told

A man smashed up a woman's car, causing up to £3,000 worth of damage, as part of an ongoing feud in an Antrim estate, the High Court heard.

Steven Kinkaid (20) of Craighill, Antrim, also allegedly damaged another vehicle in a second incident, telling the owner: “You're getting smoked out tonight.”

He faces charges of criminal damage, attempted intimidation and threats to damage property.

The alleged offences were committed in the Ballycraigy estate on July 26 and August 25.

Opposing bail, the prosecution claimed there was a high risk of reoffending. “Police believe there's a feud going on in this area,” the barrister said.

Declan Quinn, defending, said his client's home was first attacked with a large boulder.

He said Kinkaid accepted that he damaged the first car “in a fit of temper”, but “vehemently denies making any threat”.

Mr Justice Horner refused bail due to the risk of reoffending.

Belfast Telegraph


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