Father and son in court over Belfast shooting

As reported on u.tv:

Under cross examination from McKay Snr’s defence solicitor Paul Farrell, the officer accepted that he had been captured on CCTV at another location at the time of the shooting but still maintained that he remains as a suspect.

The officer also conceded that Mr Gavin had made similar allegations of threats to kill against his father in law about a year ago but that McKay Snr was not prosecuted for it and that he had been on police bail for a considerable period before the case was dropped.

Mr Farrell suggested to the detective that police had no evidence to link McKay Snr to the calls as they had been made from withheld numbers but DS Hawthorne refused to accept that, telling the lawyer his daughter and son in law had identified his voice.

McKay Jnr’s solicitor Daniel McCorry submitted that with an alibi for the shooting and with a completely clear record, his client was also a suitable candidate for bail and revealed that despite police failures to locate his mobile phone, he had told them where it was and the passcode for it.