Limavady man jailed after threat to put woman in coffin

Limavady courthouse
Image caption O'Kane appeared at Limavady Magistrates Court on Wednesday

A man from Limavady, County Londonderry, has been jailed for four months after he threatened to put a woman in a coffin.

Conor O'Kane, 20, from Scroggy Road in the town admitted making threats to kill and threats to damage property on 13 December.

Police received reports from a 16-year-old girl claiming she had received threatening calls from O'Kane.

O'Kane also received a restraining order, imposed for two years.

The court heard that the girl was told she would be "in a coffin tonight" by O'Kane.

He also told her that her "house would be bombed up" and to watch her windows.

When he was arrested O'Kane denied making the threats but claimed he had received a message accusing him of being a paedophile.

Defence counsel said her client had "flipped" when the paedophile accusation was made.

The lawyer said O'Kane did try to apologise to the injured party on social media but that the message had been ignored.