Ward sent for trial on Northern Bank robbery charges

RTÉ reports that in Belfast Magistrates Court today 25 year-old Chris Ward, who following the dropping of the cases against two other suspects in January this year is the only person to be charged in connection with the Northern Bank robbery that took place in December 2004, was sent for trial on those charges. No date has yet been set for the trial, although the report suggests it will take place early next year.. and there’s still little sign of the £26.5million.. From the RTÉ report

His solicitor told Belfast Magistrates Court that his client wished to reiterate his innocence and “that he is a victim of this crime”. The accused was allowed out on continuing bail but barred from entering premsies owned by the Northern Bank.