Northern Ireland

Shooting accused Thomas Dundon banned from west Belfast

The victim's caravan in Lagmore
Image caption The victim was shot in the ankle at his caravan in the Lagmore area

A man accused of attempted murder has been banned from parts of west Belfast.

Thomas Dundon, 47, from Laurelbank, Dunmurry, has been charged in connection with a gun and machete attack on the home of John Delaney.

The restrictions were imposed at the High Court on Monday as part of bail conditions.

He as also ordered to have no contact with his three co-accused, including a schoolboy who allegedly fired the shots.

Mr Dundon is further charged with criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon in public.

The allegations relate to a shooting incident at Lagmore on the western outskirts of Belfast on 8 August.

Four people are alleged to have gone to Mr Delaney's caravan and attacked it before two shots were fired inside.

One is believed to have been aimed at head height, with that bullet recovered from a wardrobe door.

A second shot hit the victim in the leg.

The court was told police were not opposing bail because there was nothing to distinguish Dundon from his co-accused who have already been released.

A prosecution lawyer asked for Dundon to be excluded from the Poleglass and Twinbrook areas, and confirmed an address was available for him in east Belfast.

Granting bail, Mr Justice McCloskey ordered the accused to be electronically tagged and relinquish any mobile phones.

The judge added: "The applicant will be prohibited from entering the scene in question.

"He must not contact any injured party or any of his co-accused for any purpose."

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