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Man accused of stealing £60 worth of Lego from toy store freed on own bail

The district judge said the defendant had a 'lengthy record' and was on 'extensive bail conditions'

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A man has appeared in court accused of stealing Lego to the value of £60 from Toy Town.

The district judge commented that the 42-year-old had a “lengthy record” and was on “extensive bail conditions”.

Stephen Hugh Casement, of Avoca Street, Belfast, appeared charged with one count of theft at Newry Magistrates’ Court.

As the charge was read, it was heard the defendant was accused of stealing Lego to the value of £60 from Toy Town, Banbridge, on September 16.

Standing in the dock, Casement confirmed that he understood the charge against him,

A constable stated they were able to connect the defendant to the offence.

Defence counsel made no questions to the connection.

Prosecution made an application for a four week adjournment for an update towards a full file.

District Judge Mark McGarrity commented that the defendant had a “lengthy record” and was on “extensive bail conditions”.

Casement was released on his own bail of £300, with condition not to enter the Co-op on the Shankill Road, Belfast.

The case was adjourned until April 8 for an update.

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