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'Jihadi' probe forensic officers examine 9,000 images

By George Jackson

Published 03/07/2015

Accused: Eamon Bradley
Accused: Eamon Bradley

Nine thousand images have to be examined by police forensic officers as part of the investigation into a 26-year-old man charged with committing terrorist offences in the Middle East, a court has heard.

The defendant, Eamon Bradley, whose address was given as the Benview estate in Coshquin, was arrested at his home at Melmore Gardens in the Creggan area of Londonderry last October after he returned from Syria.

He is charged that between January 4 and October 28 of last year he provided weapons training in the making and use of firearms in Syria.

He is further charged that between the same dates he possessed a grenade with intent to endanger life or cause serious damage to property, also in Syria.

The prosecution solicitor told deputy District Judge Sean O'Hare at Derry Magistrates Court that she was still waiting for the results of investigations being carried out by members of the PSNI's e-crime branch.

She said the investigating officer in the case was in receipt of a number of computer downloads which contained 9,000 images, all of which had to be forensically examined.

A four-week adjournment was granted.

The defendant was released on continuing bail.

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