UK news Man accused of burglary of Botanic flat refused bail on grounds of ‘unsuitable address’ last news

PremierLeague-News.Com - A 29-year-old man accused of breaking into a flat in the Botanic area of Belfast armed with a knife was refused bail today .

UK news Man accused of burglary of Botanic flat refused bail on grounds of ‘unsuitable address’ last news

PremierLeague-News.Com - A 29-year-old man accused of breaking into a flat in the Botanic area of Belfast armed with a knife was refused bail today .

UK news  Man accused of burglary of Botanic flat refused bail on grounds of ‘unsuitable address’ last news
05 August 2022 - 11:45

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! "A 29-year-old man accused of breaking into a flat in the Botanic area of Belfast armed with a knife was refused bail today . Marc Samuel Spencer is facing charges of aggravated burglary and theft and of damaging a police vehicle in February last year.The application for bail was made at Belfast Crown Court and refused on the grounds that the proposed bail address was unsuitable.The address in question is Spencer’s cousin’s home in Newtownabbey, about which a Crown barrister said was unsuitable as the occupant had more than 60 criminal convictions, including 14 for burglary.Prosecutor Robin Steer told Judge Patrick Kinney QC that bail was opposed due to both the unsuitability of the proposed address and concerns that Spencer, who appeared via a videolink with Maghaberry Prison, would reoffend.Mr Steer said it was the Crown’s case that around 7.30pm on February 15, 2021, Spencer broke into flat on Wolseley Street.It is alleged that Spencer was disturbed by three male occupants, who ushered him out of the flat. Mr Steer said that, as this was happening, one of the males noticed the intruder had a knife inside the waistband of his trousers.Once out on the street, the burglar made off with several items he stole, but the three men flagged down a police car and informed officers what had just happened.Mr Steer said Spencer was spotted in the area and when he saw the police car, he threw a bottle of WDK at the vehicle, jumped a fence onto a railway line then climbed on the roof of a property, where he remained for several hours.The Crown barrister said that when he was finally arrested and interviewed, Spencer gave a “no comment” response.

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.Mr Steer also objected to the proposed bail address and said: “Police say this address is not suitable.”Defence barrister Paul Burns told Judge Kinney he was “surprised” at the objection to the address.Mr Burns said a solicitor spoke to police earlier this week and, while it was acknowledged the occupant had a criminal record, it was not recent and he understood the address was agreed with the police “in principle”.Urging Judge Kinney to grant bail, Mr Burns said Spencer has been in custody since the alleged offences, with a pending trial “still two and a half months away”.After considering submissions from both the Crown and defence, Judge Kinney refused the application.He said: “I’m not satisfied with the address. He is going somewhere with somebody who has over 60 convictions, 14 of which are for burglaries.“This man himself has a history of burglaries. That’s not suitable, in my view.“I think the sensible thing to do is go and find another address, because I don’t regard that as a suitable bail address.”  " ,"isAccessibleForFree": "True" }

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