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Armagh man accused of attempted murder

A 44-year-old Armagh man has appeared in court in connection with two counts of attempted murder.

Colm Joseph McGurk, of Lower English Street, appeared before Newry Magistrates’ Court accused of the attempted murder of Patrick and Eisha McGurk on Saturday.

The man, who denied all charges, was also charged with two threats to kill on 10 April and 13 April, breaching a non-molestation order and arson.

He is remanded on custody until 24 April, when he will appear by video link at Armagh court.


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