29/03/2007

Man remanded in custody after 105 burgalries

A man has appeared in court today in Belfast in connection with 105 burglaries across Northern Ireland.

James Meneely, 38, from Rogan Manor in the city was arrested by police officers investigating the burglaries in Belfast, Newcastle and Coleraine. The charges relate to mainly private houses.

He was remanded in custody until later in April.

Meanwhile a 30-year-old man has been charged with aggravated burglary, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon and criminal damage.

It is understood the charges relate to two incidents that occurred in Dunmurry on Tuesday night.

He is expected to appear at Craigavon Magistrates Court today.

(JM/SP)

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