Two men charged in connection with a mortar bomb find have been refused bail after a judge said they posed a serious risk to society.

Gary McDaid, 37, from Glenowen Park, Derry, and Seamus McLaughlin, 35, from Eastway Gardens, Derry, appeared at the city's Magistrates’ Court this morning.

They were charged with three offences relating to the discovery of four primed mortars on Sunday night.

They were both charged with conspiring to cause an explosion and possession of explosives, namely four mortars and a pipe bomb, likely to endanger life.

They were also charged with possessing an article likely to be of use to terrorists, namely a Citroen Berlingo van.