Court told of case delay

The man appeared at Buncrana District Court
The man appeared at Buncrana District Court

The date for preliminary enquiry for a man accused of a murder is ‘unlikely to be met’, a court has heard.

Kieran McLaughlin, of Elaghmore Park, is charged with the murder of Barry McCrory on October 10 last year.

At a hearing in Derry Magistrates Court yesterday, a representative of the Public Prosecution Service said a date for preliminary enquiry could be set for October 30, but that was ‘unlikely to be met’.

Defence solicitor Greg McCartney said that it was almost a year since the alleged incident and the 60-year-old has been in custody for all that time.

The case was adjourned until October 16 to see what progress could be made and McLaughlin was remanded in custody.