Man is accused of arson in Ballymena

Man is accused of arson in Ballymena

A BALLYMENA man accused of endangering his own life and the lives of neighbours in an alleged arson incident at his home at Shancoole has had the case sent to Antrim Crown Court.

Robert James Balmer (48) is charged in relation to September 10 last year.

At Ballymena Magistrates Court (main picture) a prosecutor submitted there was a case to answer and defence barrister Stephen Law had no contrary submissions.

The defendant was given £500 bail and the case adjourned to the Crown Court on February 24.