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Murder at a boxing match; a man is remanded following an extradition hearing

Kevin Murray a citizen of Northern Ireland has been arrested and remanded into custody in connection with the high-profile boxing match murder. Extradition lawyers will apply for bail at a hearing at a court in Belfast on Friday.

Kevin Murray, 46, from County Tyrone, is resisting an application from the judicial authorities in the Republic of Ireland to extradite him.

A European Arrest Warrant for his extradition cites that the Irish Police believe he played a key role in the murder.

He was remanded in custody until a further hearing scheduled for Friday at which it is expected that top human rights and extradition lawyers will argue his case for bail.

The top judge at Belfast Recorder's Court is also awaiting specialist medical reports before deciding on whether or not to release Mr Murray on bail.

The fatal shooting took place at Dublin's Regency Hotel on 5 February 2016.

David Byrne, 33, the victim, was shot dead and two other men were injured in the brazen attack, which police have linked to a gangland feud in Dublin.

Mr Murray was arrested by PSNI officers in Strabane on Monday, using the EAW.

Under the EAW scheme, extradition procedures are streamlined and offer little scope for resistance.

However lawyers are able raise human rights bars and other technical bars to extradition even when EAW’s are used.