Northern Ireland

Man on gun charges appealing bail

Thomas Christopher Nash was charged with a number of offences including possession of firearms and ammunition
Image caption Mr Nash was charged with a number of offences including possession of firearms and ammunition

A High Court bail application by a man charged following the bomb attack on a Londonderry police station has been adjourned pending a medical report.

Thomas Christopher Nash, 53, with addresses at Iveagh Park and Prehen Park, denies having ammunition, a rifle, imitation guns and CS spray.

Police found the gun and ammunition during searches of two properties on 9 August.

Mr Nash was arrested by police officers investigating the Strand Road bombing.

On 3 August, a hijacked taxi was loaded with 200lbs of homemade explosives and driven to the police station where it was detonated.

No-one was injured in the explosion.

During a court appearance on 16 August, a solicitor for Mr Nash said his client denies all the charges and stressed his client was not accused of any charges related to the bombing.

Mr Nash, who is also charged with intent to endanger life or property, was initially denied bail at that hearing in Londonderry Magistrates' Court.

On Wednesday, the court was told that he has a history of ill-health and had just undergone a biopsy at Altnagelvin hospital.

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