NI man in court over IRA attack on British army barracks

James Corry arraigned on foot of extradition warrant over mortar attack on Osnabruck

 

A Belfast man suspected of being involved in a Provisional IRA mortar attack on a British army barracks in Germany in 1996 has appeared before the High Court on foot of an extradition warrant.

James Anthony Oliver Albert Corry (46) was arrested in Killorglin, Co Kerry, on Friday on foot of a European Arrest Warrant issued by German authorities.

Mr Corry is suspected of being involved in a Provisional IRA attack in Osnabruck, Germany, in 1996 in which three mortar shells were fired at a British army barracks.

The prosecution warrant states that Mr Corry is wanted for terrorism type offences in relation to a mortar attack in Germany in 1996.

Det Sgt Seán Fallon told the High Court that he arrested Mr Corry in Killorglin, Co Kerry, that morning at approximately 9am.

Det Sgt Fallon said he introduced himself to the man whom he believed to be Mr Corry and showed him his Garda identification.

When asked was his name James Corry, his date of birth December 1968 and his place of birth Belfast, Mr Corry replied “yes”, said Det Sgt Fallon.

Identifying marks

When asked if he had a tattoo of a J on his right arm, Mr Corry pulled up his sleeve and, according to the garda, there was a tattoo of that kind on his arm.

He was shown the official warrant endorsed by the High Court on a previous occasion and given copies in English and German, said Det Sgt Fallon.

When asked if he had any reply, Mr Corry told the garda that he had nothing to say.

Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly said she was satisfied that the person before the court was the person in respect of whom the warrant was issued.

She remanded Mr Corry in custody until Tuesday next when an application for bail is expected to be made.

Counsel for the State, Ronan Kennedy, flagged to Ms Justice Donnelly that a surety would be required if the court was minded to grant Mr Corry bail on that date.