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Man accused of failing to comply with serious crime prevention order to face Crown Court

He is accused of having an HSBC UK bank account and failing to give the Head of Organised Crime Branch written notice

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A Poyntzpass man accused of failing to comply with a serious crime prevention order will face Crown Court proceedings later this month.

The 42-year-old appeared at Newry Magistrates’ for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

James Henry Linden, of Drumbanagher Wall, is charged with one count of failure to comply with a serious crime prevention order.

As the charge was read, it was heard that the offence is alleged to have occurred on November 5, 2019.

The defendant is accused of having an HSBC UK bank account, and failing to give the Head of Organised Crime Branch written notice stating: the name and address of the financial institution, the branch location, the sort code, the account name, the account number and the opening balance.

Appearing in court, Linden 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 solicitor Michael McVerry made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Eamonn King was satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer and the defendant was released on his own bail of £1,000 to appear before Newry Crown Court on February 25 for arraignment.

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