Accused terrorist to appeal

Law Lords in Northern Ireland have given an Irish man detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act leave to appeal. Charles Begley claims police wrongly refused to allow his solicitor to attend interviews the police had with him. Begley was detained under s.14 of the 1989 Act on suspicion of involvement in the murder of a leading member of a proscribed organisation. His appeal centres on whether a person arrested under the Act has a right at common law to be accompanied by his solicitor during interviews.