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Thursday 17 April 2014

Bail refused for Derry mortar bomb charged

Two suspected dissident republicans charged in connection with a mortar bomb find were refused bail today after a judge said they posed a serious risk to society.

Gary McDaid, 37, from Glenowen Park and Seamus McLaughlin, 35, from Eastway Gardens both in Derry appeared at the city's magistrate's court this morning charged with three offences relating to the discovery of four primed mortars on Sunday night.

PSNI forensic experts with the van on the outskirts of Derry

The pair were both charged with conspiring to cause an explosion, possession of explosives, namely four mortars and a pipe bomb likely to endanger life. They were also charged possessing an article likely to be of use to terrorists namely a Citroen Berlingo van.

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