Two men accused of 'making off without paying £1,193' bill at Rosspark Hotel near Ballymena have cases further adjourned

Two men accused of 'making off without paying £1,193' bill at Rosspark Hotel near Ballymena have cases further adjourned

TWO men accused of 'making off without paying' for 'accommodation and associated sundries' in the sum of '£1,193' at the Rosspark Hotel near Ballymena have had their cases further adjourned to June 21.

Renatas Bizys (51), of 'no fixed abode' in Belfast; and Vilius Cizius (27), of 'no fixed abode', are charged in relation to April 21 this year.

They are also charged with fraud by false representation allegedly involving a credit card.

A Lithuanian language interpreter was involved with the case at Antrim Magistrates' Court, sitting in Ballymena.

Both accused appeared via video link from prison, where they have been on remand.

A defence solicitor for Bizys said the defendant had made the case throughout interview that the hotel stay was arranged "by a man who was setting up a job for them".

The lawyer said a relative of the defendant had spoken to the "third party" and it was understood that the "third party" was "likely to pay the money owing to the hotel".

She asked for the case to be adjourned to see if that comes to "fruition".

The court heard the Bizys had a previous conviction for "theft of printer ink".