Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

Two men are remanded over rioting charges

Two men have been remanded in custody on charges connected to ongoing disorder in Belfast.

Thomas McDonald (36) is accused of having petrol bombs in suspicious circumstances.

The charge relates to an incident on Wednesday.

McDonald, of Whitewell Road, Newtownabbey, did not seek bail when he appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court.

His lawyer Seamus Leonard confirmed an application for his release would be made in a week.

Mr Leonard said: "The defendant has given a full account to police of what he was doing on that particular occasion. He strongly denies the allegation."

Also in the dock was Daniel Fogarty (30), of Pinkerton Walk in Belfast.

He faces charges of riotous assembly, obstructing police and resisting arrest in the North Queen Street area on Wednesday.

Fogarty likewise put off making a bail application at this stage.

Both accused were remanded in custody to appear again by video-link next week.

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