Northern Ireland

Ex-soldier Brian Greene denies Derry machine gun charge

A former member of both the British and Irish armies is to go on trial at Londonderry Crown Court charged with possessing a replica automatic machine gun in the city last year.

Brian Charles Greene, 64, from Claremont Court in Dublin, denied committing the offence outside the Foyleside shopping centre on 19 August 2010.

The trial date been fixed for 4 May.

Greene was released on continuing bail.

As part of his bail conditions he must report to Irish police in Dublin three times a week.