Man remanded on hatchet charge

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A 44-year-old man has appeared in court accused of possessing a hatchet.

Mark John Rush, of 39 Dereen Drive, faces one charge of possessing an offensive weapon.

The charge relates to an alleged incident in the Clonmeen Drive area of Strathfoyle on January 13.

An investigating officer told Derry Magistrate’s Court she believed she could connect Rush to the charge.

Defence solicitor Keith Kyle said his client would not be applying for bail at this time.

The 44-year-old was remanded in custody and will appear in court again via videolink on February 9.