01 July 2005

McCartney murder probe police bid to quiz man again


01/07/2005 - 12:21:30

Police are seeking to re-interview the co-accused of the man charged with murdering Robert McCartney outside a Belfast bar, it was revealed today.

They will make an application when James McCormick, 36, appears before Belfast Magistrates’ Court next Friday on remand, charged with the attempted murder of Brendan Devine who was injured on the night Mr McCartney was stabbed to death on January 30.

Belfast Magistrates’ Court was told of the application to be made to further interview McCormick, of Victoria Road, Stetchford, Birmingham, when he and murder accused Terence Davison, 49, appeared by video link from Maghaberry Prison today to be further remanded.

Davison, of Stanfield Place in the Markets area of Belfast, was remanded in custody for four weeks until July 29 during his 30-second appearance.

McCormick was remanded in custody until July 8 when he will appear in court in person.

Yesterday, both accused launched applications in the Northern Ireland High Court to be released on bail. The applications were adjourned until a date to be fixed.

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