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Man (64) given one year suspended sentence for threatening woman with imitation gun in Bushmills


Today, 16 November 2021, at Antrim Crown Court, 64-year-old Keith Grimsey was sentenced to one year in prison, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.


Detective Sergeant Moyne, from Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Criminal Investigation Branch, said:


“On Friday 27 December 2019, a 51-year-old woman was threatened by Grimsey inside a property in the Church Street area of Bushmills.



“At the time of the incident Grimsey was brandishing an imitation firearm.


“This was an extremely frightening experience for the victim, during which Grimsey used an imitation pistol to induce fear of a violent attack.


“The possession or use of firearms, imitation or otherwise, is unacceptable in any modern society.


“I would ask anyone who is a victim of crime to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, or 999 in an emergency.”



A report can also be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport


Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org