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Douglas man accused of breaking into flat

Twenty-three-year-old remanded in custody

A man will appear in court later this month charged with breaking into a Douglas flat while two other men attacked its occupant.


Twenty-three-year-old Ryan Ali Mahmoud El-Meligy of Tromode Road in Douglas appeared before magistrates at Douglas courthouse.


He’s accused of burgling a flat in Sherwood Terrace in Douglas on 14 July but hasn't yet entered a plea to the charge.


Prosecution advocate Rebecca Cubbon said three men, including Mr El-Meligy, went to the address – one man went inside and assaulted the householder before opening the door to let his accomplices inside.


The court heard the three man are accused of taking a number of items from their alleged victim, including an iPhone, an Apple watch, a vaping unit and a North Face coat.


One of the men is said to have warned the flat’s occupant not to contact the police after the incident, threatening more violence.


Mr El-Meligy later told officers he'd been invited to the flat for a drink but hadn't stolen anything or taken part in the attack.


He was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on 21 July.

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