Belfast Telegraph

Police station bomb attack accused has bail altered

By Ashleigh McDonald

A Co Tyrone man has denied involvement in a bomb attack on a police station.

Paul Campbell (38) appeared at Belfast Crown Court yesterday where he was charged with two offences arising from the terrorist attack on Coalisland police station over 20 years ago.

From The Mills in Coalisland, Campbell denies causing an explosion with intent to endanger life, on March 26, 1997.

Defence counsel asked of Judge Gordon Kerr QC that Campbell's bail conditions be varied and requested that the current curfew condition be removed.

A Crown prosecutor raised concerns about varying Campbell's bail conditions, telling the court "he left this jurisdiction and did not return" for some time.

An agreement was then reached that the tagging and curfew element of Campbell's bail would be lifted if he agreed to sign in with police five times a week. Campbell was then released on continuing bail.

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