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Accused Lundy denied bail over theft of £2k from Belfast pensioner

By Alan Erwin

An alleged burglar was remanded in custody accused of stealing nearly £2,000 from a 69-year-old man's home in east Belfast.

Stewart Lundy (24) is charged with breaking into the pensioner's Fold-type accommodation in the Finmore Court area on Tuesday night.

Lundy, of Mount Vernon Road in the city, appeared before Belfast Magistrates Court yesterday to face counts of burglary and possession of cannabis.

The court was told that the accused has acknowledged blood found at the scene of the raid is probably his.

He has provided an explanation for its likely presence, according to a defence lawyer.

Refusing bail, however, District Judge Fiona Bagnall cited the potential risk of interference with the investigation.

She remanded Lundy in custody to appear by video-link on August 17.

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