Bail refused for Dungannon man accused of burglary and theft


A Dungannon man charged with burglary and theft, attempted burglary with intent to steal and criminal damage has been refused bail by East Tyrone Magistrates Court.

Damien McFall, 23, of Perry Street in the town is charged with the offences relating to incidents on April 18 this year.

A court heard how Mr McFall entered as a tresspasser at Screen Spares company, Moor Road Coalisland and stole various items including a Mercedes van, a HP lap top, a drill, various car keys, Hitatchi angle grinder and a Sealy heat gun.

It was then revealed Mr McFall used the van to attempt to enter Mace shop, in Galbally.

Mr McFall was caught on CCTV at the premises along with other males, police conducted a house search and located clothing matching those of what the other individuals had been wearing in the washing machine at the house.

He is further charged with on the same date causing damage to a police vehicle belonging to the PSNI.

District Judge John Meehan refused bail citing this was ‘serious activity’ and there was a real risk of Mr McFall reoffending if released on bail.

The case was adjourned to August 20.