Northern Ireland

Woman remanded on shotgun charge

A 36-year-old woman has been remanded in custody charged with having a shotgun in suspicious circumstances in Belfast earlier this week.

Ann Marie McLaughlin, of Tonagh Drive, Lisburn, was also accused of having ammunition.

Belfast Magistrates Court was told the charges relate to a search of a flat in Cliftonville Avenue in the north of the city on Thursday afternoon.

Police said the search and charges were not related to terrorism.

Ms McLaughlin was remanded into custody to appear in court again via video link next Friday.

Family and friends of the accused reacted angrily as she was led from the court, shouting "you're not guilty, we love you" before being ejected by security staff.