Northern Ireland

Carlin brothers face 89 charges over Derry violence

Londonderry Magistrates' Court
Image caption The parents of the alleged rape victim were in court for the brief hearing

Two brothers have appeared in court accused of a total of 89 charges linked to a spate of violence in Londonderry earlier this week.

The older brother, Michael Carlin, is accused of rape during a series of violent incidents in Shantallow.

The 23-year-old, from Amelia Court, Ballymagroarty, faced 43 charges including having a gun, hijacking, multiple driving offences and rape.

His 18-year-old brother Andrew, from Knockdara Park, faced 46 charges.

They include having a gun, hijacking, making threats to kill, criminal damage and various motoring offences.

During a short hearing at Londonderry Magistrates' Court, Andrew Carlin shouted a derogatory comment to the parents of the alleged rape victim, who attended the hearing.

Both men were remanded in custody to appear again by video-link on 11 December.

A third man, 22-year-old Christopher O'Reilly, from Glenabbey Drive, appeared in court on Thursday on related charges.