Omagh bomb accused lived “under the radar” court hears

April 21, 2014

The Culloville man accused of involvement in the Omagh bombing was living ‘under the radar’ for five years while being sought in connection with the 1998 atrocity, a High Court bail hearing was told.

Seamus Daly was refused bail at Wednesday’s hearing, which confirmed that charges brought against him are based on a review of available evidence rather than any new material.  The case against him centres primarily on telephone analysis.

He is further charged with conspiring to cause an explosion and having explosives with intent in connection with a separate dissident republican bomb plot in Lisburn in April 1998.

The 43-year-old bricklayer was arrested at a retail centre car park in Newry on 7th April.  He was refused bail at a hearing on Wednesday.

Meanwhile a second man arrested in connection with the Omagh bomb investigation was released without charge.  Patrick ‘Mooch’ Blair was arrested in Newry on Monday and released on Tuesday evening.