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Couple ordered to stay out of Maguiresbridge

A MAGUIRESBRIDGE couple have been ordered to stay out of the village as part of their bail conditions after they allegedly carried out an aggravated burglary at the weekend.
Emmett Rice, (21), of Tattinderry Heights, and Geraldine Moane, (31), of Railway Manor, both in Maguiresbridge, appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court after being arrested in connection to an incident in on Saturday night. Both are charged with aggravated burglary with intent to carry out damage and criminal damage.
At around 11.10pm police were called to the address at Harryville Street in the town. When they arrived a man who lived in the house told them his ex-partner and her new partner, Moane and Rice, and had arrived at the house and started banging on the door and shouting, trying to get in.
The man claimed the couple were carrying a knife, and said they had forced their way in to the house, where they caused damage. A police officer said a number of items were damaged, including a mirror, interior doors, furniture, and picture frames. He said approximately £350 of damage was caused.
The man in the house sustained a cut to his chin, which he said he received when trying to push at the door to keep the couple out.
Rice and Moane were arrested and brought before Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday, where police objected to them being released on bail. A detective said police had concerns they would commit further offences, and said there had been previously been five reports of domestic incidents between Moane and her former partner.
Defence barrister Stephen Fitzpatrick said the couple, neither of whom had any previous convictions, could stay at an address in Lisbellaw.
Given their clean records, District Judge Steven Keown agreed to release the couple on bail on the condition they do not contact anyone involved in the case, they keep to a curfew, and they do not consume alcohol. He also ordered them to stay at the address in Lisbellaw and not enter Maguiresbridge, with the exception of during working hours for Rice, who works as a butcher on the village Main Street.

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