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24/09/2021

Derry man who court hears was struck by plastic bullet during rioting in the Bogside area is refused bail on charges of throwing petrol bombs at police

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A man who police said had played a leading role in the July disturbances by 'making, throwing and moving petrol bombs' and who is believed to have been behind the throwing of two explosive devices at police has been refused bail. John Paul Moore (23) of Carleton Court in Derry appeared at the local Magistrate's Court to apply for bail. A police officer told the court Moore was caught on CCTV involved in the disturbances in Fahan Street and was dressed in a 'distinctive fashion'. The officer said at one stage Moore make a mask out of the sleeve of a jacket. The court heard Moore was hit with a plastic bullet and removed the mask. She said that during the rioting two improvised explosive devices made out of a aerosol can with a banger attached were thrown at police by Moore. The officer said these devices explode fragments would fly out and at the time there were bystanders and press present. She opposed bail on the grounds that Moore, who has 26 previous convictions, would re-offend. Moore was remanded in custody until November 8.

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