A Clogher man has been refused bail after he was arrested for four counts of alleged criminal damage.

Appearing at Enniskillen Magistrates Court via video link from Omagh Police Station, Martin Gerard Mulholland (50), of Main Street, Clogher is facing the charges in relation to an incident on May 21, 2023.

Around 2.17am police received a report from a member of the public of someone trying to break into a property on Main Street, Clogher.

Damage was caused to the communal doors of the property, while there was also damage to the doors of two residents of the property.

A Ford Kuga, parked on the street, also had a window smashed with a flower pot lying in the driver's seat of the car. A police officer told the court footage of some of the damage was captured on a doorbell camera in which Mulholland can be seen.

It showed the defendant leaving his property with a bar and then returning a time later.

Police seized a bar similar to that captured on the doorbell footage. Officers had to force entry into Mulholland's property as he did not answer the door and was arrested.

In custody he was aggressive and largely uncooperative, the officer said.

Police were objecting to bail as they believed Mulholland was at risk of re-offending and interfering with witnesses.

The officer said if Mulholland, who has 120 convictions, returned to the village, things could escalate and tensions were already high.

Mulholland's barrister, Craig Patton, told the court his client denied he was the person in the doorbell footage. Mr. Patton said Mulholland admitted he was out drinking with his brother that night but had nothing to do with the damage.

District Judge Alana McSorley denied Mulholland bail stating he risked re-offending and interfering with witnesses.

The case was adjourned until June 14 when it will be heard at Dungannon Magistrates Court.