Security concerns shift Derry death threat trial

The location of a trial of a father and son, who are accused of threatening to kill a man, has been moved for security reasons.

Raymond Whitehouse, 44, and his son Jordan, 20, are from Thornlea Gardens in Londonderry.

They are alleged to have committed the offence in the city last year, along with 21-year-old Christopher Boast from Robert Street.

The prosecution requested the move from Derry to Belfast.

All three defendants are also accused of criminal damage and possessing an extendable baton and iron bars.

Christopher Boast faces further charges of possessing an imitation firearm and ammunition.

The offences are alleged to have occurred at Hollymount Park last December.

Judge Desmond Marrinan granted the application to move the trial at Londonderry Crown Court on Wednesday.

The request was made under the Justice and Security Act.

Christopher Boast was remanded in continuing custody and his co-defendants were released on continuing bail.

All three will be tried at a no-jury, diplock court.