Man who broke into Antrim pub on St Patrick’s Day ‘to get drink’ has matter further adjourned

Man who broke into Antrim pub on St Patrick’s Day ‘to get drink’ has matter further adjourned

A MAN who admitted to police he broke into a lockdown pub on St Patrick’s Day this year to get drink was recently granted bail because of delays in the case, his defence solicitor told Antrim Magistrates Court today.

Gerald Gould (41) was found by police in Antrim’s Top of the Town bar and grill.

He is charged with aggravated burglary of the bar with intent to steal therein whilst in possession of an offensive weapon - a knife.

Gould, of Donegore Drive, Antrim, is also accused of causing hundreds of pounds of criminal damage to items including windows, roof tiles, plastic roofing and a coffee machine.

At Antrim Magistrates Court sitting in Ballymena, where the defence solicitor was Shane O'Neill, the case was adjourned to September 21.

  • Main picture: The Top of the Town bar. Picture: Google Maps.