Derry businessman admits threatening to kill wife

Bishop Street Court House

A Londonderry businessman has admitted threatening to kill his wife in their Limavady Road home in June 2012.

Louis Raphael McLoughlin, 54, was due to go on trial at the city's Magistrates Court on Tuesday, but instead pleaded guilty.

He also admitted assaulting his wife and possessing a knife with intent to commit an offence.

The case was adjourned until March so that a pre-sentence report can be prepared. He was released on bail.

As part of his bail conditions, he cannot contact his wife and must live at an agreed address in Limavady.

He was also barred from entering Derry's Cityside unless visiting his business premises, but he must use the Foyle Bridge and not the Limavady Road or the Waterside.