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Derry riot accused (51) withdraws bail request

'Defence solicitor Derwin Harvey told Derry Magistrates Court yesterday that the bail application to an address in Belfast was being withdrawn due to sensitive matters which had been explained to him by police' (stock photo)
'Defence solicitor Derwin Harvey told Derry Magistrates Court yesterday that the bail application to an address in Belfast was being withdrawn due to sensitive matters which had been explained to him by police' (stock photo)

By George Jackson

A bail application by a Londonderry man charged with public order offences linked to the New IRA murder of journalist Lyra McKee has been withdrawn.

Paul McIntyre (51), from Ballymagowan in the Creggan, has been charged with riotous assembly, throwing a petrol bomb at police officers, possessing a petrol bomb and with the arson of a tipper truck. The alleged offences happened on April 18, the day Ms McKee was shot dead.

Defence solicitor Derwin Harvey told Derry Magistrates Court yesterday that the bail application to an address in Belfast was being withdrawn due to sensitive matters which had been explained to him by police.

"When I informed the defendant of that sensitivity, he agreed to withdraw his bail application because he did not want to be insensitive," Mr Harvey said.

District Judge Barney McElholm adjourned the case until July 4.

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