Patrick Harmon faced Belfast Magistrates Court on hijacking charge

Patrick Harmon faced Belfast Magistrates Court on hijacking charge

A REMAND prisoner already accused of hijacking a car which later injuredtwo children faced a court on Saturday accused of a second alleged hijacking.

Patrick John Paul Harmon stood in the dock of Belfast Magistrates Court dressed in a blue jumper, red coat and spoke only to confirm that he understood the charges against him.

The 28-year-old, from Cliftonpark Avenue in north Belfast, is accused of hijacking a Peugot 207 car and possessing a knife the area of Corporation Street on October 24 last year.

Harmon was produced from Maghaberry prison where he is currently on remand on another hijacking charge.

He has almost 100 driving convictions on his criminal record and is currently awaiting trial in relation to 17 other offences he allegedly committed on November 5 last year during a mini crime spree.

On that date Harmon and Pearse Forgione, 18, from Manor Close in the city were arrested after a high speed police chase in which two girls aged four and ten were hurt.

Among the 17 charges Harmon is accused of stabbing a shop keeper, aggravated vehicle theft, robbery, having a knife to commit hijacking and robbery, hijacking and driving while disqualified.

Harmon did not ask for bail and District Judge Ken Nixon remanded him back into custody to appear again on Wednesday, February 2, by videolink



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