SOLICITORS performing for a person charged with the tried homicide of two PSNI officers have threatened authorized motion in a bid to have him moved to a republican wing at Maghaberry Jail.
Charlie Love (28) faces 4 fees linked to an explosion in Strabane, Co Tyrone, in November.
These embody two fees of tried homicide of cops, inflicting an explosion more likely to endanger life and possessing explosives with intent to hazard life on the identical date.
The New IRA later claimed accountability for deploying an improvised explosive gadget.
Love, who denies the costs, was remanded in custody after a court docket look earlier this month.
His authorized group claims that since being taken to Maghaberry Jail he has not been transferred Roe Home, the place republican prisoners are usually housed.
His solicitor Aiden Carlin, of Carlin Solicitors, who has despatched pre motion correspondence to the jail service, final night time mentioned his shopper “stays within the built-in physique of the jail” and is anxious for his security.
“Because of security issues, he subsequently requested to be transferred to the separated republican wing on the jail,” he mentioned.
“It’s respectfully submitted that the jail service has to this point failed our shopper when it comes to preserving him secure and in humane situations.”
Mr Carlin mentioned his shopper is “gravely involved for his personal security given the character of the costs, which he denies”.
“We’re instructed that he’s afraid to depart his cell,” he mentioned.
“Consequently, he has not had regular entry to meals and the yard.”
A spokesman for the jail service mentioned: “The Northern Eire Jail Service doesn’t touch upon particular person prisoners.”