Man charged with attempted murder in Ballymahon refused bail

A man charged with attempted murder in Longford have been refused bail by a court in Northern Ireland.

Eoin Stokes, 37, with an address in England has been charged with the attempted murder of a ‘Michael Stokes’ in Ballymahon on January 30.

A magistrate at Craigavaon Courthouse denied him bail citing a number of reasons including that he will attempt to flee the jurisdiction, is liable to commit further offences and is likely to interfere with witnesses.

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He was remanded into continuing custody at Maghaberry Prison with a co-accused Thomas Stokes with both due to appear again in court on 23 February.

Gardai have made a fresh appeal for witnesses to the incident that occurred on the Main Street of the town at 7.15am.