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Man accused of burgling Lurgan nail salon to face Crown Court in New Year

The accused - who was remanded in custody - is alleged to have stolen a backpack with contents including a phone, two purses, a driving licence, an ID card, a debit card, a watch, a powerband and cash

A man accused of burgling a Lurgan nail salon will face Crown Court proceedings in the New Year.

The 36-year-old appeared at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

Damien Joseph Young, of University Street in Belfast, is charged with burglary and handling stolen goods.

As the charges were read, it was heard that on August 23, the defendant was alleged to have entered as a trespasser Lurgan Nails Spa on Market Street and to have stolen a backpack with contents including a phone, two purses, a driving licence, an ID card, a debit card, a watch, a powerband and cash.

He is further charged with dishonestly undertaking or assisting in the retention, removal, disposal or realisation of certain stolen goods, namely the same backpack and contents.

Appearing via videolink from Maghaberry, the defendant made no objection to the holding of a preliminary enquiry.

Prosecution submitted that based on the papers before the court there was a prima facie case to answer.

Defence counsel made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Bernie Kelly, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, remanded Young in custody to appear at Craigavon Crown Court on February 3.

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