Judge warns man accused of murder to abide by bail conditions

A judge warned a man accused of murder to make sure he abides by bail conditions.

Karl Mark John Watson (32) of Glenview Drive, Limavady, os charged with murdering 23-year-old Darren McGurk in March.

The defendant is also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice by allegedly trying to interfere with a witness.

He appeared on bail at Coleraine Magistrates Court.

A prosecutor said a full case file had been due to have been received from police by the end of May but there had been a delay.

She asked for a lengthy adjournment.

The defendant was released on continuing bail to return until September.

The Courts Service has confirmed the defendant had previously been given bail at the High Court on May 29 on the sum of £750.

The bail address is in the Coleraine area and the defendant has a 10pm-7am curfew.

He is not to possess or consume any illegal drugs or legal highs and he is not to abuse any prescription drugs.

He shall submit to a drugs test if at any time the police consider it appropriate to request it.

The defendant is not to enter licensed premises and shall not consume any intoxicating liquor at any time or at any place and shall submit to a breathalyser examination if at any time the police consider it appropriate to require it.

He has to report three times per week to Coleraine Police Station and is not to enter Limavady apart from court and medical appointments but must give 48 hours notice of any such appointment to police.

The defendant is also not to contact a number of people.

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