Man with Bangor address found guilty of making threat to 'slit throat' of neighbour in 'parking row'

Man with Bangor address found guilty of making threat to 'slit throat' of neighbour in 'parking row'

A MAN with a Bangor address has been given a one year Conditional Discharge after being found guilty of making a threat to kill a neighbour over a 'parking dispute'.

John James Graham (36), of Ballyvester Grove, was also made the subject of a one year Restraining Order.

He had contested the case at Newtownards Magistrates Court.

The court heard there was incident around 12.45am on November 2 last year.

A neighbour claimed the defendant was shouting abuse; asking him to come out and he would "slit my throat," amongst other alleged comments.

The man said he had not gone outside but instead had phoned police.

The defendant denied threatening to kill his neighbour.

He told the court there had been an issue about his neighbour parking in the vicinity of his property.

The defendant said he had been making a remark to his partner about his neighbour.

Judge Hamill said he "believed the prosecution witness" and convicted the defendant on the charge and said he was imposing the one year conditional discharge "to try and keep a lid on this".