Bail in Coalisland murder case

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A Lithuanian man accused of assisting the alleged killer of a fellow national in Coalisland has been granted High Court bail.

Marius Dzimisevicius was detained as part of the investigation into the murder of 32-year-old Gediminas Stauskas.

The victim’s body was discovered in a garage near the town on 15 October.

Darius Sikorskas, 34, of no fixed abode in Armagh, has been charged with carrying out the murder.

Sikorskas faces further counts of attempted murder, kidnapping, having a handgun linked to two shootings in Newry a month earlier, and of supplying cocaine and amphetamines.

Police later charged 27-year-old Dzimisevicius, of Thomas Street in Dungannon, with assisting an offender, namely Sikorskas, and withholding information.

The alleged offences were committed on 14 October.

At the High Court his lawyers mounted a successful bid for bail.

The judge granted the application on condition that sureties of £2,000 and £500 are lodged, the Courts Service confirmed. Dzimisevicius must not attempt to contact his co-accused.