Wednesday 28 September 2016

Belfast man is held over 1996 British army bomb attack

Ruaidhrí Giblin

Published 10/10/2015 | 02:30

James Anthony Oliver Albert Corry (46) was arrested in Killorglin, Co Kerry, yesterday morning on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by German authorities
James Anthony Oliver Albert Corry (46) was arrested in Killorglin, Co Kerry, yesterday morning on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by German authorities

A man suspected of being involved in a Provisional IRA mortar attack on a British army barracks in Germany almost 20 years ago has appeared before the High Court on foot of an extradition warrant.

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James Anthony Oliver Albert Corry (46) was arrested in Killorglin, Co Kerry, yesterday morning on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by German authorities.

Mr Corry, who is originally from Belfast, is suspected of being involved in an attack in Osnabruck in 1996 in which three mortars were fired at a British army barracks.

Detective Sergeant Seán Fallon told the High Court that he arrested Mr Corry in Killorglin at approximately 9am yesterday. Det Sgt Fallon said he introduced himself to the man, who he believed to be Mr Corry, and showed him his garda identification.

When asked was his name James Corry, his date of birth December 1968 and his place of birth Belfast, Mr Corry said "yes", Det Sgt Fallon said.

When asked if he had a tattoo of a 'J' on his right arm, Mr Corry pulled up his sleeve and, according to Det Sgt Fallon, there was a tattoo of that kind on his arm.

He was shown the official warrant, endorsed by the High Court on a previous occasion, and given copies in English and German, Det Sgt Fallon said.

When asked if he had any reply, Mr Corry told Det Sgt Fallon that he had nothing to say.

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly said she was satisfied that the person before the court was the person in respect of whom the warrant was issued.

She remanded Mr Corry in custody until Tuesday next, when an application for bail is expected to be made.

Counsel for the State, Ronan Kennedy Bl, flagged to Ms Justice Donnelly that a surety would be required if the court was minded to grant Mr Corry bail on that date.

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