Killinchy man (62) is bound over to keep the peace after damaging fence posts

Killinchy man (62) is bound over to keep the peace after damaging fence posts

A 62-year-old Killinchy man who admitted causing criminal damage to fencing has been bound over to keep the peace for two years in the sum of £500.

Hugh McConnell, of Mount Eden, was at Newtownards Magistrates Court where District Judge Mark Hamill warned him: "I don't want to hear any more about this".

The court heard a number of fence posts were "cut in half" or "removed completely" and a saw could be heard in use in June last year.

A defence lawyer said the defendant had a previously clear record.

Judge Hamill said an estimate of £1,462 in respect of the damage was a matter which perhaps could be considered by a Civil Court.