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Alleged Co. Armagh drug dealer accused of trying to kill two males on Saturday night

An alleged Co. Armagh drug dealer was remanded into custody today (Monday) accused of trying to kill two men.

Appearing at Newry Magistrates’ Court on videolink from police custody, 42-year-old Aaron Magee confirmed that he understood the seven charges against him.

Magee, from First Avenue in Derry Beg, is accused of attempting to murder two males on September 19 this year and possessing an “unknown offensive weapon with intent to commit murder.

The 42-year-old is also accused of possessing cocaine and cannabis and having the class A and B drugs with intent to supply on the same date.

None of the circumstances giving rise to the charges were opened in court according to a police statement, the charges are in connection with an incident which took place on First Avenue, Newry at around 10.50pm on Saturday night.

Giving evidence to the court, a detective constable said she believed she could connect Magee to each of the charges while defence solicitor Danny McNamee said he was not applying for bail as there is no proposed bail address available yet.

District Judge Eamon King remanded Magee into custody to October 14.

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