Landlord threatened former tenant he'd ‘put a bullet in his head’, court is told –

A landlord threatened a former tenant he would “get a gun and put a bullet in his head” when he asked for his deposit back, it has been alleged.

Niall Cloke (49) is accused of telling the ex-tenant that he would pay €5,000 to get him shot, and he would be returning to his country “either walking or in a box”.

Mr Cloke is facing trial on a threat to kill charge after a judge ruled the case was too serious to be dealt with at district court level.

Judge David McHugh remanded him on continuing bail for further directions of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Mr Cloke, with an address at Wheatfield Grove, Clondalkin, Dublin, is charged with threatening to kill or cause serious harm to the man at an unknown location in the State on November 11, 2019.

Garda Sergeant Walter Sweeney told Blanchardstown District Court in December that

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