Independent republican candidate in the recent election, Gerry McGeough, has appeared in Enniskillen Magistrates Court charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to murder and possession of weapons and ammunition – relating to an attack on a part-time UDR soldier in 1981. According to reports his response to the charges was, ‘No comment’. Also charged with the same offences was Vincent McAnespie, husband of a Sinn Féin councillor and, as described by SF MP Michelle Gildernew when she claimed the arrests were an example of “political policing”, an “active member of [the] party”. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Adds Both were remanded in custody. And They are to appear at Dungannon Magistrates Court on April 4th.