Man on knife charges remanded in continuing custody in Derry

Derry Magistrates Court

A case against a Derry man charged with wounding with intent to commit grievous bodily harm was adjourned today at Derry Crown Court to allow preparation of a medical report.

59 year old Kieran McLaughlin of Elaghmore Park in Derry is charged with wounding a man with intent, possessing a Stanley knife and making threats to kill against against a male and a female on October 8.
When he appeared at Derry Crown Court a defence barrister said he wanted to request an adjournment to allow the preparation of an expert medical report.

The adjournment was granted and McLaughlin was remanded in custody to appear again on May 29.

Meanwhile, A man and a woman have pleaded guilty to robbing a chemist in Derry earlier this year.
Elaine Bradley of Altcar Park and David Comiskey of Chamberlain Street, both aged 41, pleaded guilty to robbing the chemist in Great James Street of prescription medication on January 10.

Bradley also admitted possessing an offensive weapon namely a hammer on the same date and Comiskey possessing a large knife.

A pre-sentence report was requested and both were remanded in custody to appear again on May 23.