Returned for trial over mortar


A Lurgan man has been returned for trial on charges including conspiracy to cause an explosion involving a mortar bomb.

Twenty-four-year-old Ryan McKenna, Lurgantarry, Lurgan, appeared at a preliminary enquiry last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court.

The charges against him allege that on a date unknown between March 28, 2007, and April 6, 2007, conspiracy to cause and explosion, possession of a mortar bomb with intent to endanger life and possession of the mortar bomb in suspicious circumstances.

McKenna was remanded in custody to appear for arraignment at Laganside Court on a date to be fixed.