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Man charged over rioting on night Lyra McKee was killed is told he will have to apply to High Court for bail

Paul McIntyre (51), of Ballymagowan Park in Derry, is accused of riotous assembly in the city on April 18

A man charged in connection with rioting on the night Lyra McKee was shot dead has been told any future bail application will have to go to the High Court.

Paul McIntyre (51), of Ballymagowan Park in Derry, is accused of riotous assembly in the city on April 18.

He is also charged with possessing and throwing petrol bombs and the arson of a Ford Transit Tipper Truck.

The case was listed yesterday at Derry Magistrate's Court for another bail application after previous ones had been refused as the address was deemed unsuitable.

At the start of proceedings a defence solicitor told the court that a new address had been found in the Belfast area.

However, he said police had informed him that there was "a sensitivity in the address" and it had been agreed to withdraw the application.

District Judge Barney McElholm said McIntyre would have to apply to the High Court for bail unless there was some "startling change of circumstances".

He was remanded in custody to appear again on July 4.

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