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Man accused of infant Hunter McGleenon's murder to reapply for bail

Baby Hunter McGleenon

A man accused of an infant’s murder is to reapply for bail, his barrister has said.

During a brief mention of the case against Sharyar Ali at Armagh Magistrates Court, sitting in Lisburn, defence counsel Aaron Thompson said the PPS has “provided us with a full written pressé of outstanding matters,” describing how there are “a fair few” including a pathology report from an expert in England.

“That will require four to six weeks” said the lawyer.

“The intention is to reapply to Your Worship for bail,” Mr Thompson told District Judge Nigel Broderick.

Sharyar Ali (31), a Pakistani national with an address at Western Terrace in Monaghan, is in custody accused of Hunter Patrick McGleenon’s murder on November 26 last year.

Previous courts have heard claims that Ali “crossed the border a number of times” while he was caring for the 11-month-old boy,

There have also been claims the baby died as a result of a “non-accidental” head injury and that Ali, who had been in a relationship with Hunter’s mum for about a year, has claimed the infant had fallen off a low sofa and struck his head on a concrete floor, further claiming to interviewing detectives that he had performed CPR and given Hunter a cold shower to “revive him.”

Adjourning the case to June, 16 judge Broderick advised the lawyer to “lodge the bail form in good time” ahead of the application.

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