Ballycastle man bailed after bank confrontation with ‘antique’ revolver

Thursday, 22 March 2018

AN "eccentric" Ballycastle man who allegedly produced a revolver in a bank after receiving a large sum of money from his account has been granted bail.
Nollaig Magfhinn, from Mayo Drive, appeared at North Antrim Magistrates, sitting in Coleraine, on Thursday, March 15.
The 60-year-old faces charges of possessing a firearm, disorderly behaviour and resisting police.
A police officer said she believed she could connect the defendant to the charges.
She told the court how Magfhinn had allegedly entered a bank located on Ann Street in Ballycastle on Tuesday, March 13, this year.
Having lifted a large sum of money out of his personal account from a staff member, Magfhinn who was allegedly carrying plastic bags, began "rustling" them and produced a revolver after saying: "It's a good job you gave me that money or there would have been bother."
The court was told how Magfhinn had allegedly left the bank and returned the next day to apologise to the staff for what had happened.
He was stopped by police and arrested on Wednesday, March 14.


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