A man has appeared in court in Derry charged with bomb-making offences.

Declan McGlinchey, 30, a labourer from Guladuff Road in Bellaghy, spoke only to confirm his name and that he understood the two charges against him.

He was accused of constructing and possessing improvised explosives with intent to endanger life. The device was discovered at a garage yard in Bellaghy, Co Derry, in July.

A PSNI detective told the magistrates court in Derry that Mr McGlinchey's DNA was allegedly found on the device. The detective said Mr McGlinchey had replied 'No' when both offences were put to him at Antrim police station.

The accused was remanded in custody to appear again at Magherafelt Magistrates' Court on 14 November. The court was told he would be making a bail application.

Mr McGlinchey's father, Dominic McGlinchey, was a former leader of the INLA and was shot dead in Drogheda in 1994.