Belfast Telegraph

Sentence for killer over flight from jail

Convicted Garda killer Martin McDermott was jailed for four months at the Magistrate's Court in Derry yesterday for offences linked to his arrest in the Galliagh area of the city last Friday.

District Judge Barney McElholm was told that a European arrest warrant had been issued by gardai for McDermott's arrest following his escape from the low security Loughan House Prison in Blacklion, Co Cavan.

A Garda officer was in the Bishop Street courthouse in Derry for yesterday's video link hearing from Maghaberry Prison — where McDermott has been remanded in custody.

McDermott (26), from Raphoe in Co Donegal, was eight months into a seven-year prison sentence for the manslaughter of Garda Gary McLoughlin in a car crash at Burt in Co Donegal in 2009, pleaded guilty to three charges of assaulting PSNI officers, guilty to one charge of resisting arrest and guilty to one charge of causing damage to a set of PSNI handcuffs when he was apprehended.

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