Antrim town man allegedly broke into pub on St Patrick's Day

Antrim town man allegedly broke into pub on St Patrick's Day

A MAN accused of breaking into a pub in Antrim town on St Patrick's Day last year has had the matter sent to Antrim Crown Court.

Gerald Gould (45), of Donegore Drive in Antrim, is accused of aggravated burglary with intent to steal at the Top of the Town bar (main picture).

It is alleged that at the time he was allegedly in possession of a knife.

He is also charged with possessing a knife without good reason or lawful authority at Fountain Street in Antrim.

The defendant is also charged with causing criminal damage to windows, a stud wall, cameras, roof tiles, plastic roofing and a coffee machine.

The defendant - now with an address listed as the Simon Community in Armagh city - was released on ongoing bail at Antrim Magistrates' Court, sitting in Ballymena, and the case was sent to Antrim Crown Court on June 17.