A man and a woman have appeared in court charged with the murder of a Sligo man in Co Tyrone.

According to RTE News, 23-year-old Niall Cox and 33-year-old Karen McDonald, both of McCrea Park, Clogher, indicated they understood the charge at Dungannon Magistrates' Court this morning.

30-year-old Pat Ward was found dead in an alleyway in McCrea Park at about 8.15am on Saturday.

There was a heavy police presence in and outside the court as the pair appeared in the dock.

More than 50 family and friends of the married father of four watched proceedings from the public gallery.

No application for bail was made during the brief hearing.

The two defendants were remanded in custody. They will next appear by video link on March 13th.

Mr Ward was originally from Sligo, but had been living in Clogher recently.

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