Belfast Telegraph

Man stole car after Tennent's Vital concert, court told

By Alan Erwin

A concert-goer allegedly took another man's car while in Belfast for the Tennent's Vital festival, a court heard.

Jonathan Brady is also accused of carrying out assaults on a police officer and a member of the public during his weekend trip to the city.

A judge was told the 21-year-old had been drinking despite being on medication for mental health issues.

Brady, of Cusher Green in Mountnorris, Co Armagh, was granted bail but ordered not to be drunk in public.

He faces charges of taking a Peugeot 406 without the owner's consent and attempted criminal damage to the vehicle's rear window.

The alleged offences are connected to an incident in the Balmoral Road area on Saturday.

Further charges of common assault, assault on a policeman and resisting a constable were put to him as he appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court.

Despite police objections, District Judge Desmond Perry ruled Brady could be released on bail.

Mr Perry directed the accused must abide by a night-time curfew and submit to electronic monitoring until he returns to court on September 28.

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