Man appears in Court in Derry in connection with paramilitary style attack

A man has appeared in court in Derry charged in connection with what was described as a 'paramilitary attack' in the city last year.

24 year old Lee Wilson, with an address at Pickford Close in Rugby,  England was brought back to the North by PSNI officers to face  a charge of attempted murder.

Wilson was also charged with possessing a claw hammer and assaulting a man in August 2010.

The court was told the charges related to an incident in which three masked men, one armed with a claw hammer, attacked another man at a loyalist bonfire on the eve of the annual Apprentice Boys march.

It was said that the attack bore all the hallmarks of a paramilitary attack.

A defence solicitor told the court that his client had a clear record and had visited the city on a regular basis to see family and to take part in loyal order marches.

Wilson was released on bail on condition that he only enters the city for court appearances. He will appear again on December 1.