Derry man facing mortars charges refused bail

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A Derry man charged in connection with the discovery of four mortars in the city has been refused bail.

Gary McDaid, of Glenowen Park, is accused of possessing explosives with intent to endanger life on March 3.

The 37-year-old is further charged with conspiracy to cause an explosion and possession of a Citroen Berlingo van for use in terrorism.

Bail was refused for fear of further offences.

McDaid was remanded in custody at the hearing this morning at Derry Magistrate’s Court and will appear in court again via videolink on June 20.

His co-accused 35-year-old Seamus McLaughlin, of Eastway Gardens, did not make a bail application and was remanded in custody until the same date.

For more see tomorrow’s Journal.