Saturday 24 March 2018

Man in court on sawn-off shotgun charges

David Raleigh

A man was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition in suspicious circumstances.

Brian Walsh, 25, appeared before a special sitting of Limerick District Court charged with two counts, contrary to Section 27 (A) (1) of the Firearms Act.

The accused, with an address at St Michael's Lawn, Mahon, Cork, is charged with possession of a sawn-off shotgun at O'Connell Avenue, Limerick City, on June 8.

He was also charged with possession of three rounds of 12-gauge shotgun cartridges.

Detective Garda Pat Whelan, Henry Street station, gave evidence of arresting Mr Walsh at 1.30pm yesterday.

He said Mr Walsh "made no reply" when charged with the offences. He said a garda file is being completed.

Solicitor John Herbert told the court that Mr Walsh was unemployed. He applied for free legal aid on behalf of his client.

Judge Eamon O'Brien granted the application, and remanded Mr Walsh in custody to appear in court again via video link on Tuesday.

Sunday Independent

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