Ballymena man admits 'intimidating' witness by sending text message

Ballymena man admits 'intimidating' witness by sending text message

A BALLYMENA man has admitted 'intimidating' a witness by sending him a text message.

David James Daniel O'Brien (34), with addresses on two charge sheets as Dunvale and Mill Mews, committed the offence in October this year.

The defendant, who appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court via video link from prison, also admitted offences relating to September this year including assaulting the man he had sent the intimidating message to.

O'Brien also pleaded guilty to making a threat to kill another male; causing criminal damage at Mill Mews and possessing cannabis and Diazepam.

The defendant was in breach of two suspended sentences and the case has been adjourned to January 13 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.