49-year-old appears in court charged with attempting to bomb Derry Court

first_img Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Previous articleReluctant witness delays Senator Brian O’Domhnaill assault caseNext articleEbrington Parade Ground opens in Derry News Highland Twitter WhatsApp News Google+center_img Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic A 49-year-old man has appeared in court charged with possession of a 100lb bomb.Derry Magistrates Court was told that DNA linked Eamon Terence Cassidy, with an address at Maghaberry Prison, to the device.The bomb was left in a beer keg inside a car found abandoned in Bishop Street car park – across the road from the courthouse – in March 2011.Mr Cassidy was remanded in custody until next month.The defendant was charged with possessing explosive substances, including ammonium-nitrate-based fertiliser and sugar, as well as other explosive substances, with intent to endanger life or damage property.A prosecution barrister said that on 27 March last year a worker at a residential home in Bishop Street received a phone call to say that a bomb had been left near the courthouse.Other telephone warnings were made to a dispatcher in a taxi office, and a local parochial house.The caller said he represented a paramilitary organisation which he refused to name, but gave a recognised code word.The barrister said the police found a green Vauxhall Astra car in Bishop Street car park with a beer keg inside pointing in the direction of the courthouse.The car had earlier been stolen in the Glengalliagh (GLEN – GALL – YA) area of Derry.The barrister said a sniffer dog indicated the presence of explosives and the bomb was defused following a controlled explosion.The defendant was subsequently linked to the charge through DNA investigations.Mr Cassidy was remanded in custody pending a further court hearing on 8 March. By News Highland – February 14, 2012 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers 49-year-old appears in court charged with attempting to bomb Derry Court PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img

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