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Details of third Omagh bomb phone requested

Seamus Daly denies any involvement in the Omagh bomb
Connla Young

LAWYERS acting for a man accused of involvement in the Omagh bomb has requested information about a third mobile phone which may have been used by those responsible.

Peter Corrigan of KRW Law asked for the information about the phone during a hearing in Omagh earlier this week.

Seamus Daly has been in Maghaberry Prison since he was arrested in Newry, Co Down, last April.

He faces 29 counts of murder after the Real IRA bomb atrocity in the centre of Omagh in August 1998.

The 44-year-old bricklayer from Kilnasaggart Road, Jonesborough, Co Armagh, also faces counts of causing the explosion and possession of a bomb in the market town with intent to endanger life or property.

He is also charged with conspiring to cause an explosion and having explosives with intent in connection with a separate bomb plot in Lisburn, Co Antrim, in April that year.

In 2013 he was found liable for the Omagh bomb along with another man in a civil case taken by relatives of those who died.

He denies any involvement in the bombing.

It previously emerged during court hearings that two mobile phones were used by the bombers.

However, details of a possible third phone only emerged this week when Mr Corrigan asked for details to be disclosed.

Much of the prosecution case relies on mobile phone evidence. In the past Mr Corrigan has claimed the evidence in the case is "stale" and is in “serious dispute and contention”.

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