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Convicted killer appears in court as woman shouts abuse from gallery

Henry was remanded in custody to appear again in four weeks time

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A woman shouted abuse at a convicted killer as he was taken into custody in court earlier today (Monday).

Stephen Henry, 41, appeared before Lisburn Magistrates’ Court charged with two offences, alleging that on October 30 he was unlawfully at large and possessed class C drug benzodiazepine.

Henry, who murdered dad-of-two John Cooke with a Samurai-style sword in 2004, was arrested in county Armagh on Friday night.

It is alleged he was at large for four days after absconding from Magillian prison.

District judge Rosemary Watters remanded him in custody for four weeks.

He is due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on November 24 via video link.

As he was taken away a woman in the public area of the court shouted abuse at him.

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