Man on threat to kill charge

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A 56-year-old man has been returned for trial to Newry Crown Court on charges which include two assaults and making a threat to kill.

James O’Rourke, Park Road, Dromara, appeared last Thursday at a preliminary enquiry in Newry courthouse.

The charges against him allege a section 42 assault on a male on September 6 last year, criminal damage to a shirt, making a threat to kill and a section 47 assault.

O’Rourke was remanded on his own bail of £500 to appear for arraignment at Newry Crown Court on April 19.