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Man faces court over threat to kill Elmgrove Primary School pupils

By staff reporter

A man accused of threatening to kill Belfast schoolchildren has been remanded into custody.

Martyn James Price was in court on Saturday, a day after Elmgrove Primary School in east Belfast closed after police said a "malicious" email threat had been received. The school is due to reopen today.

The 33-year-old, of no fixed address, was charged with making threats to kill, misuse of telecommunications, criminal damage and possessing cannabis, the BBC reported.

The court heard Mr Price allegedly made the threat to kill via staff at an online gambling website on Thursday.

Giving evidence to the court on Saturday, a PSNI detective constable said she believed she could connect Mr Price, who had previous addresses at India Street and Rathmore Drive in Belfast, to the charges,

A defence solicitor told the court he was not applying for bail at this stage.

A district judge remanded Mr Price into custody to appear again via videolink this Friday, January 30.

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