Accused of sending ‘menacing’ messages


A teenager has appeared in court accused of sending a ‘menacing’ message to his ex-partner.

Liam Whoriskey, of Drumleck Drive, is charged with sending menacing text messages and Facebook messages on July 9.

The 19-year-old is currently on bail for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.

These charges relate to an alleged incident involving the same injured party in December last year.

Derry Magistrates Court heard that Whoriskey accepts breaching his bail conditions by being in contact with his ex-partner, but denies sending menacing or threatening messages.

Police opposed bail for fear of further offences and further breaches of conditions.

An investigating officer told the court Whoriskey allegedly sent a message to his ex-partner stating ‘I will be up today to cause havoc you fat s***.’

It is further alleged messages were sent via Facebook in which the teen said the injured parties ‘whole life would come down around her’ and that ‘windows would be the least of her worries’.

The officer claimed this last comment was a reference to the offences Whoriskey is currently on bail for and the injured party is ‘in fear’.

Deputy District Judge Brian Archer released the 19-year-old on bail and gave him ‘an opportunity to prove yourself here’.

However, he warned Whoriskey if there was any further breach he would be remanded in custody.

Whoriskey was released on bail until August 12.