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Odhrán Kelly: Lurgan women accused of assisting offenders struggle to obtain bail addresses

They are charged with assisting an offender with 'the disposal of the body of Odhrán Kelly'

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Two Lurgan women accused of assisting offenders in the Odhrán Kelly murder case have had their bail hearings adjourned as suitable addresses have yet to be found.

The cases of Stephanie McClelland, 36, of Shan Slieve and 43-year-old Andrea Catherine Stevenson, of Edward Street – both Lurgan – were heard at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court this morning (Friday).

They are charged with assisting an offender with “the disposal of the body of Odhrán Kelly”.

Both cases were due to appear before the court for bail applications, but in both cases, defence lawyers told the court that there had been difficulty sorting suitable bail addresses.

McClelland did not appear for the brief hearing, but Stevenson was produced, via videolink, from Hydebank custody.

District Judge Francis Rafferty adjourned McClelland’s case until December 22, while Stevenson’s was adjourned to January 5.

On Wednesday, detectives investigating the murder charged another woman with perverting the course of justice.

The 30-year-old is due to appear before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, January 5 and is the fifth person to be arrested and charged in connection with the 23-year-old healthcare assistant’s murder.

Shane Harte, 31, of Headington House in Lurgan, appeared before Lisburn Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with murder. He was remanded into custody.

Gary Damien Scullion – also 31 – from Edward Street in Lurgan, appeared before Craigavon Magistrates’ Court the previous Friday also charged with Odhrán’s murder. He too was remanded into custody.

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