Northern Ireland

DNA profile 'links man to Derry police station blast'

Preliminary forensic reports on mobile phones linked to an explosion at Strand Road police station in Derry have revealed a full DNA profile, the city's magistrates court has heard.

Philip O'Donnell, 42, from Baldrick Crescent, is charged with causing the blast in August.

A prosecution lawyer said the case related to two phones which were used to claim responsibility and call taxis.

He said the DNA profile linked the phones to the defendant.

The lawyer also said there was CCTV evidence, and he had been positively identified by six police officers.

The case was adjourned until January.