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Co Armagh man 'trailed around house by dog lead,' court hears


Glen King appeared before Belfast High Court on Wednesday

Glen King appeared before Belfast High Court on Wednesday

Glen King appeared before Belfast High Court on Wednesday

Intruders allegedly put a dog lead around a man's neck and pulled him about a house in Co Armagh, the High Court has heard.

Prosecutors also claimed he was kicked down stairs and had teeth knocked out before being forced into a car.

Details emerged as bail was refused to one of the men accused of carrying out the attack in Gilford.

Glen King, 27, of Monroe Avenue in Lurgan, faces charges of burglary, causing grievous bodily harm with intent, threats to kill and kidnapping.

The alleged break-in occurred at a property on Castleview in the village on October 6 last year.

Crown lawyer Jonny Connolly said the injured party has claimed King was involved in kicking him down the stairs and placing a dog lead around his neck.

According to his account he was then pulled about the floor.

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"It was during the assault that he lost his teeth," Mr Connolly said.

The court heard claims the man was then forced into a car and driven to a convenience store to buy baby wipes.

Mr Connolly contended that the planned purchase was to wipe blood from King's shoes.

He alleged that the man cleaned his own blood from the accused's hands.

During the car journey, the prosecution claimed, he was questioned and punched a number of times.

Opposing bail, counsel argued that King and a co-accused were directly involved in the alleged assault and kidnapping.

During police interviews King denied any involvement in the attack.

Kevin Magill, defending, described the allegations as "unsavoury", but argued that his client had abided by conditions when originally released on police bail last October.

"There's been no interference with witnesses, and my instructions are that the injured party in the case has now moved out of the area," Mr Magill added.

But identifying a recent breach of bail, His Honour Judge Grant ruled King must remain in custody.

He said: "It's perfectly clear these are very serious, nasty alleged offences."

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