Derry Court: Duo appear charged with weekend shop robbery

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66
Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

Two men have appeared in court accused of the attempted robbery of. Rosemount shop.

Seosamh Deehan, 19, of Gweebarra Park, is jointly charged with 19-year-old James Rush, of Glen Road, of an alleged incident on Friday night.

They face three charges - attempted robbery of Northland Stores, conspiracy to rob and possession of a knife.

Derry Magistrates Court heard that Deehan has made full admissions to the offences.

He was detained at the scene by a member of the public until police arrived.

During interview he claimed he was ‘acting under duress’ to pay off a drug debt.

Rush denies the offences and was not arrested at the scene.

Both men were granted bail. Rush was ordered to reside at an address in England and banned from entering Northern Ireland except for court appearances.

Deehan was released to his home address in Foyle Springs.

Both men were ordered to abide by a curfew, be electronically tagged and banned from consuming alcohol and non-prescribed drugs, including so-called legal highs.

They are also banned from contacting each other, entering Rosemount and contacting staff or the owners of Northland Stores.

The case was adjourned until November 10.

For more see tomorrow’s Journal.