Man charged with car hi-jack ‘likely to get bail’

Ballymena Courthouse. INBT02-213AC
Ballymena Courthouse. INBT02-213AC

A man who faces a series of charges has been told if there is going to be any delay regarding a forensics report he will likely get bail.

Anthony Craig (23), whose address was given on court documents as Woodgreen Park, Shankbridge, is charged with hijacking a Peugeot 206 car at Ballymena Train Station in December last year.

He is also accused of driving whilst disqualified; absence of insurance; failing to stop for police at Fountain Hill in Antrim town; theft of alcohol and cigarettes and making a threat to kill the car owner.

Craig is also facing charges connected to another alleged incident including making threats to kill a man following an incident on Sunday October 16 last year at a flat at Barra Street in the Springfarm estate in Antrim town.

He faces a total of five charges in relation to that with the others being: making threats to damage the man’s flat and causing criminal damage to a tv, windows, hi-fi and other household items belonging to the man.

He is charged with aggravated burglary with intent to commit unlawful damage by having a weapon of offence - which was not named on the court papers - and burglary by stealing a tv at the flat.

Craig appeared at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday via video link from Maghaberry Jail for a reconvened bail hearing in front of District Judge Peter King.