Banbridge man on intimidation charge

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A 36-year-old man has been returned for trial to Newry Crown Court charged with attempted intimidation and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

Andrew Trevor Williamson, Ashgrove Avenue, Ballyvally, Banbridge, appeared in the dock last Thursday at the local magistrates’ court for a preliminary enquiry.

It is alleged that between January 26, 2013, and January 31, 2013, he attempted to intimidate a witness and during the same period attempted to pervert the course of justice by trying to deter potential witnesses from co-operating with the police.

Williamson also faces a charge of conveying a mobile phone into Banbridge custody suite on January 30, 2013.

Williamson, in custody on other matters, was remanded to appear for arraignment at Newry Crown Court on September 15.