Canning refused bail again

The 1pm BBC Radio Ulster news [can’t find an online link apart from the one here] noted that Marvin Canning, a brother-in-law of the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, was refused bail again in the High Court today on charges relating to the abduction and assault of a couple in Mullingar, Co Westmeath – the man was shot in both ankles and the couple were released in the Creggan estate in Derry City. The hearing had been adjourned yesterday when, according to today’s Irish News report [subs req], Mr Canning’s defence solicitor said that his client was “not a member of any proscribed organisation” and that “if granted bail Canning would go and live with his brother in Middlesex at an address which has been approved by the police”.

A Crown lawyer said despite the address being approved, police were still objecting to bail on the grounds of a risk of interference to “the witnesses and the criminal investigation.”