Page last updated at 12:21 GMT, Monday, 17 August 2009 13:21 UK

Woman in court over caravan shots

Inside Belfast Magistrates Court

A 55-year-old grandmother and a 17-year-old boy have been charged with attempted murder after a gun was fired into a caravan in West Belfast.

Hanna Ward, of Woodside Park in Dunmurry, and the youth, who cannot be named due to his age, were remanded in custody at Belfast Magistrates Court.

They were charged with attempted murder and the youth was also charged with possessing a shotgun.

The court heard the shooting was linked to a feud between Traveller families.

The attack took place on Saturday at Glen Road Heights, a site used by members of the Traveller community.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall refused applications for bail as she believed there was a likelihood of interference with witnesses in light of the on-going feud.

After the defendants were remanded in custody Mrs Ward's daughter, who was in court with other relatives, shouted: "She's not guilty. This is not justice."

She was still screaming as she was hustled out of court.



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