Northern Ireland

Paramilitaries 'ordered return of stolen computers'

A teenager who stole three laptops was told to return them by paramilitaries, a Belfast court was told.

A solicitor said that after the burglary, "under the auspices of a paramilitary organisation", three laptop computers were returned.

Brendan McKee, 18, of Hydebank Wood, Young Offenders' Centre, has been charged with burglary and attempted burglary on 7 and 8 September.

The court heard Mr McKee had confessed to the offences. Bail was refused.

At Belfast Magistrates Court on Saturday, he was remanded in custody until 5 November.