Full jury trial for NI youth over theft of soft drink

By Gary Adair

A Northern Ireland teenager accused of stealing a £1.49 soft drink has chosen to exercise his right for his trial to be heard by a jury rather than a district judge.

David Armstrong, aged 19 from Portadown is accused of stealing a soft drink costing £1.49 from a Dungannon supermarket on 8th April 2013. The charge was put to him formally at the Dungannon Magistrates Court, which was when Mr Armstrong exercised his right for his case to be heard by a jury at a Crown Court.

A date for committal to the crown court will be set on 28th May,

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