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Man remanded on murder bid charge
Police fired shots at the lorry
Police fired shots at the lorry
A north Belfast lorry driver has been remanded in custody charged with attempting to murder a police officer.

James Henry Miller, 33, from Dunmore Drive, faces four charges in connection with an incident on 3 November.

Police fired shots at a lorry after it failed to stop in the Falls Road area of the city. The Police Ombudsman is investigating the incident.

Mr Miller is also charged with dangerous driving, failing to stop for the police and evasion of customs duty.

The defendant spoke only once to confirm he understood the nature of the offences against him when he appeared at Belfast Magistrates Court.

The evasion charge is related to 12,000 litres of suspected illegal fuel which was allegedly being carried in the lorry.

It is claimed the the lorry collided with a car and police vehicle at St James Park.

A detective constable told the court he believed he could connect Mr Miller to the charges.

Magistrate Ken Nixon remanded the accused in custody and ordered him to appear before the same court on 4 December.

Mr Nixon was informed by a defence solicitor that the defendant would be seeking High Court bail on Tuesday.

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