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Two men appear in court accused of Geordie Gilmore murder

Geordie Gilmore Sr.
Geordie Gilmore Sr.

Two men have appeared in court in connection with the murder of loyalist Geordie Gilmore who was shot dead on Monday in Carrickfergus.

Brian Roy McLean, 35, of The Birches, Carrickfergus, and 28-year-old Samuel David McMaw of Starbog Road, Kilwaughter appeared at Laganside Court yesterday.

They are charged with the murder of Mr Gilmore as well as the attempted murder of two other people that day.

They are also charged with possessing a fire arm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

Both men spoke only to confirm their names and that they understood the charges.

Neither applied for bail and they were remanded in custody to appear by video link next month.

Supporters of the pair who tried to hide their identity on their way into the court were present and cheered as the accused were led from the dock.

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