Northern Ireland

East Belfast double murder: Ciaran Nugent appears in court

Ravenhill Court
Image caption The bodies were discovered on 13 December at a flat in Ravenhill Court

A man has appeared in court charged with a double murder in east Belfast.

Police found the bodies of Finbar McGrillen, 42, and Caron Smyth, 40, in a flat at Ravenhill Court on 13 December.

Ciaran Nugent, 32, whose address was given as the Simon Community hostel in Belfast, is the second man to face a murder charge over the deaths.

Mr Nugent denies the murders and was remanded in custody until 20 January.

Last week, a 33-year-old man appeared in court charged with both murders.