Banbridge man is charged with string of burglary offences

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A 27-year-old man has been returned for trial to Newry Crown Court on a number of charges including attempted robbery and burglary.

Sean Paul O’Callaghan, Erinvale Terrace, Banbridge, appeared at a preliminary enquiry last Thursday at Newry courthouse.

The first charge against him alleges that on December 22, 2014, he attempted to rob a female of cash.

He is also charged that on the same date at Boyles Bingo Hall, Merchants Quay, Newry, he was in possession of an offensive weapon, namely a knife.

As well O’Callaghan is charged with entering Dynamic Designs, 20A Newry Street, Banbridge, and stealing cash and entering Todd’s Furniture, 20B Newry Street, Banbridge, with intent to steal in February this year.

It is also alleged that in February he attempted to enter Supervalu, 26 Newry Street, Banbridge, with intent to steal and in January he attempted to enter CJs Snooker Hall, Downshire Place, Banbridge, with intent to steal.

O’Callaghan was in custody for the preliminary enquiry after his bail had been revoked.

But the bail was re-instated with the requirement that any bail address would be approved by the police.

He is required to appear for arraignment at Newry Crown Court on November 17.