Belfast Telegraph

Court told of throat cut threat

By Alan Erwin

A man allegedly armed with a knife threatened to cut out the throat of his pregnant daughter's partner, a court has heard.

Edward Gilbert was remanded into custody charged with possessing an offensive weapon with intent to commit murder.

The 55-year-old, of Windmill Avenue in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, is also accused of common assault, threats to kill and to damage a car, and breaching a non-molestation order.

He appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court after being arrested in the town last Friday.

A police officer said Gilbert had allegedly forced his way into the kitchen and grabbed a steak knife before exchanging it for a bread knife.

The PSNI constable told the court: "It's alleged that he threatened to cut his daughter's partner's throat out."

Seeking bail for Gilbert, defence barrister Kelly Doherty revealed that he suffered a brain injury after falling down stairs.

Judge Marshall refused to grant full release, but ruled that the accused could get out for a doctor's appointment today.

Gilbert must return to prison later today to be remanded in custody until October 26.

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