Letterkenny man accused of attempted murder was in the army

It has been confirmed that the Letterkenny man accused of trying to kill a police officer in County Fermanagh was a reserve soldier in the Irish Army.

Gerard James McManus, from Fern Hill in Letterkenny appeared in court on Wednesday charged with attempting to murder a trainee officer.

His co-accused is 32-year-old Kevin Barry Nolan, from Main Street, Blacklion in County Cavan.

The pair were also charged with having a gun and Mr McManus was further charged with using a gun to resist arrest.

Donal Kavanagh has this report : [podcast]http://hr.ji.gg/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/donalweb1.mp3[/podcast]