Burst of anger as release is denied on break-in allegations stemming from online fight

Sammuel Richard Sammut

Sammuel Richard Sammut

A MAN accused of breaking into a house and holding a 71-year-old down in his bed following a Facebook dispute has blown up in court after being refused bail.

Samuel Richard Sammut had been forming love heart signs with his hands and smiling to family members through a video link to Junee jail on Friday.

But after magistrate Tony Murray denied him bail on serious charges including aggravated break and enter and detention for advantage, the 27-year-old threw a chair and slammed a door before leaving the room.

Police allege the incident stemmed from a Facebook argument earlier in the day about responsible dog ownership.

He will return to court on March 12.