The ongoing case into the murder of four people in a fire at a house in Derrylin in February of this year has been adjourned for another week.

Daniel Sebastian Allen of Molly Road, Enniskillen was charged with four counts of murder and one count of arson with intent to endanger life in relation to the incident on February 27.

A Public Prosecution Service (PPS) representative told the court that at the last hearing there was one pathology report outstanding and it was decided to be adjourned until October 29 in order for the Investigating Officer to provide a full timetable on how the case was proceeding for the court.

The PPS representative explained the Investigating Officer for this case was attached to the Serious Crime Unit in Belfast and had not provided a timetable and requested one further week to obtain this.

The defence had no issues with the adjournment.

District Judge Liam McStay said it was not a “comfortable position” for the prosecution to be in with the Investigating Officer not providing a timetable and agreed to adjourn the case for a further week.

Allen, who appeared via videolink from Maghaberry Prison is due to appear again on November 5.