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Man 'can't remember' attack on police Land Rover

By Alan Erwin

Published 10/11/2015

A call centre worker accused of petrol bombing a police Land Rover in Londonderry has no memory of the attack, the High Court has heard
A call centre worker accused of petrol bombing a police Land Rover in Londonderry has no memory of the attack, the High Court has heard

A call centre worker accused of petrol bombing a police Land Rover in Londonderry has no memory of the attack, the High Court has heard.

Jason Doherty's lawyer said he had been binge-drinking for days before allegedly hurling up to four missiles at the vehicle at Strand Road PSNI station last week.

Granting bail to the 27-year-old, a judge described his behaviour as "bizarre" and "inexplicable".

Doherty, of Elmwood House on Northland Avenue in the city, is charged with making, possessing and throwing petrol bombs on November 2.

He faces further counts of arson endangering the life of police officers, criminal damage and disorderly behaviour.

Prosecution counsel Kate McKay claimed he was captured on CCTV arriving outside the station carrying a plastic bag.

The footage depicted him lifting out devices and throwing them at a Land Rover before running away. One of the devices ignited on the vehicle.

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