Belfast Telegraph

Rioting suspect 'caught on CCTV'

A police helicopter tracked a man accused of dragging a mum and daughter from their car during violence over an Apprentice Boys' parade in Londonderry, the High Court has heard.

CCTV footage forms part of the case against Brian Lynch, prosecutors said.

Police were attacked with petrol bombs, missiles and a pipe-bomb during the disorder on August 13.

Lynch (25), of Lisfannon Park, faces charges including hijacking, arson and riotous behaviour.

Lord Justice Coghlin refused bail, saying Lynch was charged in connection with "political violence".

The court was told Lynch was allegedly identified by police monitoring a live viewing process.

He was not located until he walked into Strand Road PSNI station last week and, through his solicitor, denied involvement.

Crown counsel Kate McKay said that a woman and her daughter were dragged out of their car at St Eugene's Cathedral in the city.

The stolen vehicle was located by a police helicopter, with the prosecution alleging that Lynch was a passenger.

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