Man was ‘hiding under a mattress’

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POLICE found a man on bail hiding under a bed in a house he should not have been in.

Darren Payne, 41, of Uplands Drive was on conditional bail with a condition not to go to a property in Queen Street. However, when police arrived at the address they found Payne “hiding under a mattress upstairs”.

Andrew Coley, defending, said Payne was invited to the property. He added: “There is no suggestion of intimidation or anything of that nature.”

The case was adjourned until February 13 with the same bail.