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Man in court over social media mosque threat

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
James Boyd  (Picture courtesy of Nevin Farrell/North East News)
James Boyd (Picture courtesy of Nevin Farrell/North East News)

A County Derry man has appeared in court on charges of threatening to damage a mosque.

James Boyd from Macosquin was arrested yesterday in Coleraine for making threats on social media to damage the building in the town which is owned by the Muslim community.

He appeared at Coleraine Magistrate's Court this morning wearing jeans and a hooded top.

Boyd was released on his own bail of £300 and the judge imposed an order banning him from using social media.

Boyd's defence solicitor said that the 26-year-old's only form of income is a student loan.

He did not put in a plea and is due to appear in court again in December.

District Judge Liam McNally also banned Boyd from the Gateside Road area of Coleraine, where the mosque is situated.