Northern Ireland

Man charged with pipe-bombing community worker's home

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Image caption The house was damaged in a pipe bomb attack in April

A 23-year-old man has been remanded in custody accused of pipe bomb attacks on the home of a north Belfast community worker earlier this year.

Francis Paul McNally, of Glenvarna Drive, Newtownabbey, faced six charges.

They include making, possessing and causing explosive substances with intent to endanger life or cause serious damage to property.

The alleged offences relate to attacks on the Glandore Avenue home of Mary Kelly on 13 April and 22 June.

Mr McNally did not apply for bail during an appearance at Belfast Magistrates Court.

He was remanded in custody to appear again via video-link next month.

During the most recent incident, a partially-exploded device was discovered on the windowsill of Mrs Kelly's property.

The cross-community worker said at the time she did not know why she was being targeted and urged those responsible to come forward.