Northern Ireland

Jennifer Dornan: PPS say extradition proceedings begin in relation to west Belfast murder

Jennifer Dornan Image copyright Tanya Watson
Image caption Thirty-year-old Jennifer Dornan was found dead in her home last August

The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in Northern Ireland has confirmed it is to prosecute a 37-year-old man in relation to the murder of west Belfast woman Jennifer Dornan.

Ms Dornan was stabbed and her home in the Lagmore estate was set on fire on 2 August, last year.

The PPS said it had begun extradition proceedings to return the man to Northern Ireland for prosecution.

He was arrested by police in the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday.

The PPS said he appeared "before a court in Dublin where he was remanded in custody until 22nd February".

PPS Assistant Director Marianne O'Kane, said: "Senior prosecutors, from both the PPS's Serious Crime Unit and Appeals and International Section, have worked closely with the PSNI investigating team over recent months to expedite the prosecution decision in this case and commence extradition proceedings."

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