Man didn’t show up at court

Judge's court wig and hammer or gavel
Judge's court wig and hammer or gavel

An arrest warrant was issued last Thursday at Banbridge Magistrates Court, sitting in Newry, for a Rathfriland man who did not turn up to answer a charge sheet.

Padraig Hugh Michael Rosato (21), of Dromore Street, Rathfriland, faces a total of three charges against him.

He is accused of preventing a meter from recording electricity at Dromore Street, Rathfriland, on January 12 this year.

And dishonestly using electricity and damaging an electricity meter.

A police office said she believed she could connect the accused with the charges.

The court heard that for a young man he had a total of 49 previous convictions.

District Judge, Mr Paul Copeland, issued an arrest warrant for the defendant.