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Tyrone man Frizelle accused of trying to strangle sister

A Northern Ireland man accused of trying to strangle his sister and having a crossbow and hatchet as weapons must remain in custody, a High Court judge ruled today.

Adam Gordon Frizelle was refused bail amid claims that he launched a drink-fuelled attack which also involved a hammer at the family home in Co Tyrone.

The 27-year-old, of Hillcrest Park in Moygashel, allegedly smashed up crockery and a door inside the house during an outburst of violence on July 9.

He faces charges of attempting to choke his sister with intent to commit grievous bodily harm, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm to another relative.

Frizelle is further accused of threats to kill, common assault, assault on police and three counts of possessing offensive weapons with intent.

It was claimed that he tried to strangle his sister amid heightened tensions at the property.

Police called to the scene were said to have recovered a crossbow, hatchet and hammer.

The court heard Frizelle's drinking has caused concerns about potential offending.

Denying his bid to be released from custody, Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan said: "I can see no basis upon which I could be satisfied that if this man were admitted to bail he would not again consume alcohol.

"If he did so there would be a likelihood of re-offending."

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