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Last Updated: Friday, 10 November 2006, 11:03 GMT
Man in court over woman's murder
Shirley Finlay
Shirley Finlay's body was found in a car park
A 49-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Shirley Finlay in Ballymena two months ago.

The partially-clothed body of the 24-year-old woman was found wrapped in a duvet in a car park on 19 September.

In court was Henrik Gorski, who has an address at Hill Street in Ballymena but is originally from Poland.

He has also been charged with raping another woman, indecently assaulting her and threatening to kill her. Mr Gorski spoke only to confirm his name.

He is accused of killing Miss Finlay between 17 and 20 September and attacking the other woman between 3 and 23 August and then again on 15 September.

A detective inspector told the court he had been interviewed 16 times and that he always denied the charges.

However, he said she believed she could connect him to the charges.

The accused was remanded in custody until 7 December.

Jeremy Mitchell reports from Larne Magistrates Court

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