Homeless couple 'attempted car-jackings'

Homeless couple 'attempted car-jackings'

A homeless couple are to be arraigned at the Crown Court in Derry next month charged with attempting to hijack a BMW car and a Vauxhall Vectra car at Trench Road in the Waterside area of the city last year.

Liam McCavanagh, 19, and Hannah Kerrigan, 24, are also jointly charged with possessing a Stanley knife at the Meadowbank Care Home on Trench Road.McCavanagh is further charged with assaulting two police officers and Kerrigan is additionally charged with possessing a knife and assaulting one police officer.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)All the offences are alleged to have occurred on 24 August last year.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Solicitors for both defendants told a preliminary inquiry hearing at the Magistrate's Court on Thursday that there was a prima facie case to answer.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10) CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)Kerrigan was released on bail and McCavanagh was returned into custody until they are both arraigned before the Crown Court on 21 February.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)

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