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Man remanded into custody over petrol bomb attack

Tony Simpson who is accused of a petrol bomb attack in Ballymena
Tony Simpson who is accused of a petrol bomb attack in Ballymena

By Paul Higgins

A Co Antrim man has been remanded into custody accused of a petrol bomb attack.

Yesterday at Antrim Magistrates Court, Tony Simpson (31) spoke only to confirm that he understood the six charges against him.

Simpson, from Shane Court in Broughshane, is accused of possessing a petrol bomb in suspicious circumstances and causing criminal damage to the window of a house in Ballymena.

He was also accused of attempted arson of the property intending to endanger the life of a male on June 16 in an attack branded "reckless" by police.

In addition Simpson faces driving charges also allegedly committed on the same date including driving without L plates and without insurance.

In court a Detective Constable said she believed she could connect Simpson to each of the charges.

No bail application was made, however, it was indicated that one would be made when the case is heard again tomorrow.

Simpson was remanded into custody until then.

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