Northern Ireland

Two men admit attacking and imprisoning Adam Robinson

Teri Lau and David Roddy Patterson Image copyright PAcemaker
Image caption Teri Lau and Roddy Patterson admitted actual bodily harm and false imprisonment

Two men and a woman have admitted involvement in an attack on a man who was found naked, bruised and battered in a taped-up wheelie bin.

Teri Lau, Dunclug Park, and Roddy Patterson, Glendun Drive, Ballymena, County Antrim, pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm and false imprisonment.

Paula Wilson, originally of Millfield, Ballymena, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting false imprisonment.

The three denied the attempted murder of 21-year-old Adam Robinson.

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Image caption Paula Wilson, pictured arriving at Antrim Court on Tuesday
Image caption Mr Robinson was found in a bin at Sentry Hill on 3 September 2013

The attempted murder charges, and one of false imprisonment against Wilson, were not proceeded with after the guilty pleas to the lesser charges.

Lau and Patterson were remanded in custody until sentencing on 22 December, while Wilson was granted continuing bail.

Earlier hearings were told that Mr Robinson was only found by chance, when a dog sniffed out the bin, which was propped up against a tree in dense undergrowth and sealed with parcel tape.

The pet's barking alerted its owner who then rang the emergency services.