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Lurgan man accused of hijacking taxi and wounding with intent to face Crown Court

He was remanded in custody to appear before Craigavon Crown Court in October


A Lurgan man who is accused of hijacking a taxi and assaulting two males will face Crown Court proceedings later this year.

The 28-year-old appeared at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday for the purposes of a preliminary enquiry (PE), the legal process during which a case is referred to the higher court.

Donald Fegan, of Lurgan Tarry, is charged with wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm, two counts of threats to kill, possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence, hijacking, common assault and criminal damage.

As the charges were read, it was heard that all of these offences were alleged to have occurred on November 7, of last year.

The charges in relation to assault and threats to killed refer to two alleged male injured parties.

Fegan is accused of being in possession of a knife and by force or threat thereof or by some other form of intimidation seized control of a taxi.

Appearing via videolink from Magilligan, the defendant made no objection to the holding of a preliminary enquiry.

Prosecution submitted that based on the papers before the court there was a prima facie case to answer.

Defence barrister Aaron Thompson made no contrary submissions.

District Judge Bernie Kelly, satisfied there was a prima facie case to answer, remanded the defendant in custody to appear before Craigavon Crown Court on October 7.

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