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Trial of man accused of making death threats continues

Declan Brennan

Published 05/12/2012 | 17:00

A WOMAN who allegedly had a death threat made against her has told a court that the accused came to her house looking to speak to a man she knew.

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Thomas McConnell (28) is alleged to have made a number of menacing demands for money and to have harassed one woman over a drug debt.

Mr McConnell of Dunemer Rise, Lusk, has pleaded not guilty to seven charges, including demanding money with menace from Joanne Daly at her home on Shangan Road., Ballymun on three occasions in July and August.

He has also pleaded not guilty to producing a hammer during the course of a fight at Shangan Road on August 9, 2011 and to making a threat to kill Louise Sheridan on August 23.

Finally he has pleaded not guilty to harassing Ms Daly at her home between July 29 and August 23, 2011 and to criminal damage at her home on August 23.

Ms Sheridan told Colm O’Briain BL, prosecuting, that in July 2011 a man, she named as Nicky McConnell, was looking for a friend of hers who had a bad heroin addiction.

She said she bumped into this man after picking up her son from school and he asked her if she knew where her friend was.

She said that after he asked her where he could get hold of her friend this man got into his car and drove off.

She said that after he left there were a number of men at her front door trying to beat the door down. She said she doesn’t know who they were and that they went around to the back door and broke a panel in the door before leaving.

The case continued in legal argument for most of the day. It is due to proceed in evidence before Judge Mary Ellen Ring and a jury of four women and eight men.

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