Monday 5 December 2016

Man refused bail after being charged with unlawfully having a firearm at his home

By Andrew Phelan

Published 08/05/2015 | 16:02

Alexandras Zarkovas (34) was remanded in custody
Alexandras Zarkovas (34) was remanded in custody

A LITHUANIAN man has been refused bail after being charged with unlawfully having a firearm at his home in west Dublin.

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Alexandras Zarkovas (34) was remanded in custody when he appeared in Dublin District Court today.

The accused, with an address at The Paddocks Court, Lucan, is charged with one count of having a firearm under his control, not for a lawful purpose.

The charge is under Section 27 of the Firearms Act and the offence is alleged to have happened at The Paddocks Court on May 16.

Defence Solicitor Amanda Connolly applied for bail.

Garda Ross McGarry objected to bail, saying he believed the accused was a “serious flight risk.”

He said false identification documents were found at the accused’s address and that Mr Zarkovas’ wife and child were currently in Lithuania attending to his wife’s sick mother.

Judge Anthony Halpin refused bail and remanded the defendant in custody to appear in Cloverhill District Court on May 12.

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