POLICE investigating the death of Letterbreen woman, Natasha Carruthers, in a road traffic collision last October have interviewed a further suspect in connection with alleged driving offences, Fermanagh Magistrates Court has heard.

The latest development in the case emerged as the 27-year-old man charged with her manslaughter appeared before Fermanagh Magistrates Court on Monday, via videolink from Maghaberry prison.

Padraig Toher, of Port, Bawnboy, Ballyconnell in County Cavan, is also facing a further nine charges in connection with the incident, which occurred at Lisnaskea Road, Derrylin on October 7, 2017.

Toher is charged with causing grievous bodily injury to Nathan Phair and Sarah Gault by dangerous driving, as well as damaging a motor vehicle belonging to Natasha Carruthers.

He is further charged with intending to pervert the course of justice by arranging to have repairs carried out to a BMW motor vehicle.

The defendant is also charged with failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic accident, failing to remain at the scene and failing to report it to the police.

Meanwhile, Toher is further charged with possessing an offensive weapon, namely a metal bar, at Lisnaskea Road, Derrylin, and being concerned in the supply of a Class A controlled drug, namely cocaine.

Giving an update on progress in the case on Monday, a prosecutor told the court that a “further suspect” had been interviewed by the police at the start of April in connection with alleged driving offences.

The prosecutor said that, in light of that, “further information” was being sought from police before a decision would be taken.

She requested a three-week adjournment in the case, adding that she hoped to have clarity from the police and also to set a timetable for a preliminary enquiry thereafter.

District judge, Nigel Broderick, adjourned the case until Monday, May 21 for a further review by videolink.