Monday 23 October 2017

Mansfield pair face trial on charges over ammunition

Patrick James Mansfield and Jim Mansfield Jr arrive at court earlier this year Picture: Collins
Patrick James Mansfield and Jim Mansfield Jr arrive at court earlier this year Picture: Collins

Andrew Phelan

The trial of two sons of the late billionaire hotel boss Jim Mansfield, who are facing ammunition charges, is due to get underway today.

Jim Mansfield Jnr and Patrick James Mansfield are both accused of possession of ammunition at their homes.

Judge Ann Ryan granted a one-day adjournment yesterday after a lawyer for the accused men said witnesses were unable to attend, while search photographs and a Garda interview video also needed to be examined.

Jim Mansfield Jnr (49) is charged with having 180 rounds of .22 Walther ammunition without a firearms licence at his home at Tassagart House in Saggart on January 29, 2015.

His brother PJ Mansfield (38) is accused of possession of 1,252 rounds of Walther ammunition without a firearms licence at his former home at Coldwater Lakes in Saggart. They are both pleading not guilty to the charges.

Irish Independent

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