Londonderry bank robbery was anti-capitalist 'prank'

The High Court has been told that a Derry man accused of trying to rob a bank in Belfast was only carrying out an anti-capitalist prank.

A judge was told that Barry McCrory's alleged demand for cash at a city centre Santander branch was connected to his role in the Occupy movement.

His lawyer said his actions were simply a form of protest against the banks.

The 34-year-old of no fixed address, denies a charge of attempted robbery. He was remanded in custody.