Northern Ireland

Michael Campbell's Lithuania weapons hearing delayed

Michael Campbell
Image caption Michael Campbell from Dundalk is on trial in Lithuania

A judge in Lithuania has postponed a hearing in the trial of a Dundalk man accused of trying to buy weapons and explosives there.

Michael Campbell, 36, from Dundalk was arrested in January 2008 in an international sting against a suspected dissident republican plot.

He allegedly handed 10,000 euro (£8,500) to an undercover Lithuanian agent posing as a weapons supplier.

The hearing was postponed because Mr Campbell's lawyer had taken ill.

A closed session in Vilnius had been due to hear evidence from one of many British agents involved in the sting.

In February, a prisons inspector travelled to Lithuania to visit Mr Campbell.