A 57-year-old Ballinamallard man previously caught by police wearing a Nazi war uniform and an old RUC uniform in public has appeared in court for breaching bail conditions.
Gordon Brock, of Coolgarran Road appeared in court from custody in relation to the breach. On Tuesday, April 5 the defendant was detected by an off-duty police officer walking his dog in Ballinamallard while wearing a military uniform. One of the conditions of his bail was not to enter the village of Ballinamallard.
The court heard police objections to Brock being released again on bail, due to a previous breach in December 2015. The officer outlined that on two previous occasions the defendant had been spotted wearing a Nazi war uniform and on another occasion an old RUC uniform, with Brock currently facing a number of criminal matters.
Defence solicitor Michael Fahy explained that Brock has an interest in military uniforms and accepted the breach of bail. He told the court the defendant lives outside Ballinamallard and on the date of the incident had taken the dog for a walk into the village when he was detected by an off-duty police officer around 2.30pm. Mr Fahy accepted his client “should have known better”, but said there was no malice or anything sinister in regards to the breach.
The defence asked for one further opportunity for Brock to be admitted to bail.
District judge Peter King said “we all have various interests and hobbies”, but advised the defendant to temper his interest in military regalia until his criminal matters were dealt with by the court. The judge further warned Brock against visiting Ballinamallard.
Speaking about the breach the judge noted that it had resulted in the defendant spending the night in prison, but said there was nothing on his record to suggest his bail should be revoked. He imposed a fine of £200 and released him on his own bail of £500.
Brock is the subject of a number of criminal matters before the courts. He stands accused firstly that on October 25, 2015 he unlawfully had in his possession a firearm, namely a Luger Revolver and possessed ammunition, namely a shotgun cartridge, without being the holder of a firearm certificate.
On the same date he is accused of making threats to kill against another intending that she would fear it would be carried out. Brock will next appear at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on April 18.
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