Three in court following attack on Derry house

Three men have appeared in court on Monday charged in relation to an attack on a house in Derry last week.

20 year-old Christopher David Anthony Boast, from Robert Street in Derry, is accused of owning items for use in terrorism.

He along with Raymond Whiteside from Thornlea Gardens, and his son Jordan were also charged with offences including making threats to kill and possession of an offensive weapon.

The charges relate to an incident in Hollymount Park on Friday during which the windows of a house and a car were smashed.

The three are also charged with aggravated burglary, criminal damage, and possession of an offensive weapon while Mr Boast is also charged with possessing ammunition in suspicious circumstances.

A detective sergeant told the court that four masked men forced their way into the home of Sean Johnston at Hollymount Park at 3am on Friday morning

The gang left the house, but Mr Johnston, who was hiding in the attic, had phoned the police.

The police arrived and chased the gang along Corrody Road before arrested three men after their car crashed at Kildoag Road. A fourth escaped across fields.

Mr Johnston was shot at the same house in August, by a gang believed to be dissident republicans.

The case was adjourned and the trio were remanded in custody to appear in court again via videolink next month.