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Man (38) is charged over body in slurry tank case

AN English man has been charged with the murder of a man whose body was recovered from a slurry tank in West Cork.

Jason Thomas (38) of Mt Pleasant Road, Exeter, Devon, appeared yesterday before a special sitting of Clonakilty District Court.

He was charged with the murder of Gary Bull (37), an English-born New Age Traveller.

The offence is alleged to have occurred at Shanlaragh, Dunmanway, Co Cork, around September 23, 2007.

Mr Bull was a native of Hertfordshire in the UK but had been living in West Cork for a number of years as part of an extended New Age Traveller community.



Extradited

When arrested, cautioned and charged with the offence, Thomas replied "Not at this minute", after being asked by gardai if he had anything to say.

Thomas was arrested by gardai at Cork Airport after he had been extradited from the UK on foot of a garda-submitted European Arrest Warrant.

He was remanded in custody to appear again before the District Court on August 12 next.

Two women, Amanda McNab (25) and Una Geaney (44), both with addresses at Mullinagleamig, Dingle, Co Kerry, appeared before the District Court in May charged with Mr Bull's murder.

Both have already been returned for trial to the next sessions of the Central Criminal Court.

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