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Last Updated: Friday, 27 October 2006, 14:32 GMT 15:32 UK
Ex-INLA man's son on bomb charges
Londonderry Magistrates Court
The accused appeared at Londonderry Magistrates Court
A son of former INLA leader Dominic McGlinchey has been remanded in custody at Londonderry Magistrates Court on explosives charges.

The charges are connected to the discovery of a bomb in Bellaghy in July.

Declan McGlinchey, 30, of Gulladuff Road in Bellaghy, denies possessing an explosive device and making explosives with intent to endanger life.

He was remanded in custody to appear by video-link on 14 November.

His solicitor said he would be making an application for bail in the High Court.

During cross-examination, a detective confirmed to a defence solicitor that Mr McGlinchey had made a statement denying the allegations.

Challenged to reveal the evidence against the defendant, the detective confirmed DNA forensics were found on the device.

However, he also agreed with the solicitor that this was discovered on a piece of tape connected to the explosives.

Building sites

The court was told that batteries, wiring, an electrical switch and lunchbox were all component parts.

The lawyer said: "The sole evidence in this case is that there is DNA found on a piece of tape."

He added that his client had made a statement that he worked in the construction industry where he would come into contact with various types of equipment on building sites.

Declan McGlinchey's father was once the most wanted men in Ireland.

During his time as INLA leader, the organisation killed 17 people in the Droppin Well bombing in Ballykelly.

Dominic McGlinchey was murdered in an INLA feud in Drogheda 14 years ago.

The defendant's mother - Mary - was shot dead in Dundalk in 1987, also as part of an internal INLA feud.

Keiron Tourish reports on the court case

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