Preliminary enquiry postponed in case of man accused of Derry murder

A preliminary enquiry for a man charged with the murder of pizza delivery man Emmet Shields in June 2008 in Derry was adjourned at today's sitting of Derry Magistrate's Court.

20 year old Thaddeus McAllister, originally from Cable Street in Derry, but now with an address in London had been due to face committal proceedings this morning.

However, defence solicitor Kevin Casey told the court that they had only last week received over 700 pages of documents and needed time to study them.

The adjournment was granted and the case will be heard heard again on September 19 when it is hoped a date for the preliminary enquiry can be fixed.

As well as being charged with the murder of Emmet Shiels in the Creggan area of Derry, McAllister is also charged with attempting to murder another man and possessing a handgun on the same date.