Northern Ireland

Adam Grant: Newry ATM raid accused 'lawfully detained'

A burnt-out digger in front of the damaged filling station Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption A digger was used to rip out the cash machine earlier this month

The High Court in Dublin has ruled that a County Armagh man charged over the theft of an ATM earlier this month is being legally detained.

The cash machine was taken from a shop near Newry earlier this month.

Adam Grant, 24, of St Brigid's Terrace, Silverbridge, was arrested in County Monagahan after the ATM was recovered.

Following his arrest, he brought a High Court challenge to the legality of his detention under Article 40 of the Irish constitution.

The challenge arose out of a refusal by a district justice to grant him bail.

However, in a judgement on Friday, a judge ruled that Mr Grant 24 was being detained in accordance with law.

A digger was used to rip the cash machine from the wall of a filling station on the Camlough Road, near Newry.

Mr Grant is charged with causing £12,000 worth of criminal damage to the ATM containing £52,000 and is also charged with possession of stolen property.