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Man in court over kill threat to Alliance MP Naomi Long


Alliance MP Naomi Long

Alliance MP Naomi Long

Alliance MP Naomi Long

A man has been charged with threatening to kill Alliance MP Naomi Long and causing a bomb alert at her office.

Jonathan Ginn (33), from Dunraven Court in Belfast, denies four offences.

He has been charged with placing an object outside the Alliance Party's office on the Upper Newtownards Road in Belfast, intending that someone would believe it would explode or ignite, on October 2, 2013. He was also charged with trying to intimidate Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle out of his job on October 8, 2013.

Ginn was also charged with making threats to a third party to kill both Mr Lyttle and East Belfast MP Mrs Long on October 11, 2013.

During the brief hearing at Belfast Crown Court, it emerged that Ginn will stand trial on the bomb hoax and intimidation charges first. A trial date of March 10 was listed, and the case will be reviewed again next month.

Ginn was released on continuing bail.

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