Northern Ireland

Man faces 20 charges at Londonderry Magistrates Court

Bishop Street Court House

A 21-year-old man has appeared at Londonderry Magistrates court charged with handling a stolen van, and a stolen guitar which belonged to the murdered musician Jim Gilchrist.

Joseph Patrick McMullan, of no fixed abode, is accused of committing the offences in Londonderry and Strabane on Monday morning.

He faces a total of 20 charges, including road traffic offences and assaulting police officers.

He is due in court again next month.

A 21-year-old woman, who was arrested in relation to the same incidents, has been relased pending further police inquiries.