Man appears in court charged with murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan

Stephen Silver (43), of Aughavard, Foxford, Co Mayo was charged this evening.

LAST UPDATE | Jun 19th 2020, 10:52 PM

PastedImage-93859 Silver being escorted by gardaí this evening. GarrethMacNamee / GarrethMacNamee / /

A MAN HAS appeared in court charged with the murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan in Co Roscommon on Wednesday night.

During a brief appearance at Castlerea District Court this evening, Stephen Silver (43) told the court: “I had no firearm on me”. 

Stephen Silver, of Aughavard, Foxford, Co Mayo was dressed in black and had a glove on his right hand during the court appearance.

The court was told he was charged earlier this evening at Castlerea Garda Station and made no reply to the charge. 

At a special sitting of Castlerea District Court, Judge Alan Mitchell granted the accused free legal aid and the court also heard that he is to receive a medical evaluation. 

He was remanded in custody to appear again in court next Friday.

- With reporting by Garreth MacNamee in Castlerea District Court

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