Northern Ireland

Polish man faces Michael Tierney road death charges

Dungannon courthouse
Image caption The man appeared at Dungannon Magistrates Court

A Polish man who left Northern Ireland as he was about to stand trial for causing death by dangerous driving, has appeared in court in Dungannon.

Joszef Adam Pisarski, 57, was detained in Warsaw on Wednesday on a European arrest warrant, and extradited to Northern Ireland on Thursday morning.

He is charged with causing the death of 62-year old Michael Tierney by driving dangerously on 4 February 2008.

The incident occurred at the A4 Dungannon to Ballygawley Road.

Mr Tierney from Sixmilecross was travelling in a car which was in collision with a lorry. He died a short time later in hospital.

In court there was no application for bail and District Judge John Meehan said the outcome of any such application "would have been inevitable."

Mr Pisarski was remanded in custody to appear again on 23 September when a preliminary enquiry will be held and a date for transfer to crown court fixed.