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Omagh bomb accused Seamus Daly has an alibi, court told

By Michael McHugh

A man accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing has an alibi, his lawyer has told a court.

Seamus Daly is charged with the 1998 Real IRA car bomb attack. His defence barrister Peter Corrigan called for full disclosure of mobile phone records by police ahead of the "biggest murder trial in British criminal history", which is expected to centre on calls made at the time.

He said: "My client has put forward an alibi in 1999 and he is saying he was not in Omagh with any mobile phones and he is anxious that all voice analysis would be compared in relation to each phone.

"We are asking for all audio in relation to mobile phones."

Victims of the Omagh bomb, including Michael Gallagher and Stanley McComb, were in Omagh Magistrates Court yesterday for the latest remand hearing.

Daly (44) appeared via video link from prison. The accused, from Jonesborough, Co Armagh, faces 29 counts of murder after the device exploded in the centre of the town on a busy Saturday.

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