Three men in threat to kill case given bail at Newtownards Magistrates Court
Three men have appeared in court accused of threatening to kill one of the defendant's neighbours and another person.
Appearing in the dock of Newtownards Magistrates Court, 23-year-old Brendan Magee, of Steel Dickson Gardens; Declan Mageean (40), from Ashmount Gardens, and 24-year-old Kieran McKenna, from the Cloughey Road, all in Portaferry, spoke only to confirm that they understood the charges.
All three face accusations that on November 11 this year they attacked the home of Magee's neighbour in Steel Dickson Gardens in the fishing town and threatened to kill two people.
The trio are also accused of aggravated burglary using a baseball bat, riot, making threats to kill, making threats to damage property and possessing weapons, namely a knife and a baseball bat.
A prosecution lawyer said she hoped to have a full file in the new year and all three were released on their own bail of £500, to appear again on February 4.
District Judge Mark Hamill also barred them from contacting the victims or other witnesses.