'£5,000 blackmail' accused have cases further adjourned at court in County Antrim

'£5,000 blackmail' accused have cases further adjourned at court in County Antrim

TWO men accused of blackmailing a man in County Antrim who was allegedly told he would be shot if he did not hand over £5,000, have had their cases further adjourned.

Stephen McLaughlin (39), of Heather Street and Jonathan Robert Sterling (36), of Ballygomartin Road - both Belfast - are charged with 'blackmail' by allegedly making 'an unwarranted demand of £5,000 with menaces' on November 24 last year.

At Antrim Magistrates Court, sitting in Ballymena, the cases were adjourned to May 3.