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Edward Meenan murder accused has bail revoked

Murder victim Edward Meenan

A MAN awaiting trial for the murder of Edward Meenan in Derry in November 2018 has had his bail revoked after Derry Magistrate's Court was told he had a "cavalier" attitude towards conditions.

Derek Cresswell (27) of no fixed abode, and who faces a murder charge in relation to Edward Meenan, appeared on a breach of bail charge that occurred on June 2.

The court heard that the breach was one of curfew after G4S reported that he was out after 9pm.

A police officer said that when Creswell was informed he would be charged with breaching bail he replied "happy enough".

The officer told the court that Cresswell had been given a final warning the last time he had appeared.

Defence counsel Eoghan Devlin asked the officer was it correct that Creswell had handed himself in to Limavady police station. The officer said it was.

Mr Devlin said that Cresswell had had a falling out with the owner of the residence of his bail address and had left the premises and handed himself in.

The barrister said that due to the lockdown, the two had been cooped up together for some time.

District Judge Peter King said that Creswell had "tied my hands" and that he had been warned about his attitude to bail.

He said that he would revoke bail and remanded Creswell in custody to appear at the Crown Court on a date to be fixed.

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