Man who has failed to complete Community Service 'can't enter Ballymena because of verified death threat'

Man who has failed to complete Community Service 'can't enter Ballymena because of verified death threat'

A DEFENCE barrister said a man who has failed to complete unpaid work as part of a Community Service Order "can't enter Ballymena" because of a "verified death threat".

Lawyer Neil Moore was speaking at Ballymena Magistrates Court regarding Adam Watt (20), with an address listed in Belfast.

Mr Moore said the defendant was not at court in connection with breaching the Order in which he had been given 150 hours of Community Service after being convicted in relation to incidents which included assault on police and burglary with intent to steal.

He said he believed Watt was also "put out of the Belfast area" and is currently living away from the city.

A Probation Officer said 52 hours of the Community Service had still to be completed.

She said the defendant had not told them of any 'threat' against him and they were seeking to have the Community Service Order revoked.

Mr Moore said the defendant did wish to complete his Community Service and representations had been made if that could be done elsewhere but he claimed Watt was told he couldn't do that..

The case was adjourned to September 23.