33-year-old Strabane man appears in Court charged over Belfast double murder

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belmagA 33-year-old Strabane man has appeared in court charged with murdering his former girlfriend and her friend in an east Belfast flat last week.
The bodies of 40-year-old Caron Smyth, and 42-year-old Finbarr McGrillen, were found by police called to investigate a suspected burglary in Ravenhill Court.
Shaun Patrick Joseph Hegarty, who is originally from Strabane, but had been living in Belfast for the past number of years said that he understood the charges
He was remanded in custody. There was no application for bail.
The hearing took place at Belfast Magistrate’s Court.
Another man has been arrested in connection with the murders. The 32-year-old was arrested in west Belfast this morning.
Detectives will revisit the scene of the killings later, and have issued a fresh appeal for information.


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