Robbery accussed refuses to acknowledge charges at Derry Magistrates Court

Derry Magistrates Court
A 37-year-old man has appeared at Derry Magistrate’s Court charged with the robbery of a bookmakers premises in Derry last month.
Barry Crossan of 142, Creggan Heights in Derry was charged with robbing a bookmakers of £390 on December 14, he also was charged with carrying a handgun or imitation gun on same date.
Crossan was also charged with possessing drugs on January 15.
When he was brought into court Crossan asked to speak but District Judge Barney McElholm said no.
Crossan continued to speak and was warned he would be held in contempt and at this stage he turned his back on the court and refused to acknowledge the charges.
Crossan was connected to the charges by a police officer and there was no application for bail.
Defence solicitor Mr. Paddy McDaid said Crossan had issues about his arrest and a search of his home yesterday.
Judge McElholm said he could take any issue up with the Police Ombudsman.
As Crossan was leaving he shouted about his son being held at gunpoint.
Crossan was remanded in custody to appear again on February 13.