For trial on arson charge


A Lurgan man has been returned for trial to Newry Crown Court on an arson charge.

Malcolm Samuel McKeown (51), Ashleigh Crescent, Lurgan, appeared last Thursday at a preliminary enquiry at Banbridge Magistrates Court.

The charge against him alleges that on a date unknown between November 12, 2014, and November 15, 2014, in the county court division of Armagh and South Down, without lawful excuse he damaged or destroyed by fire a car belonging to a female.

McKeown was remanded on his own bail of £750 to appear for arraignment at Newry Crown Court on September 6 this year.