Northern Ireland

Terence Coney given bail over Formil Wood 'Real IRA camp'

A County Tyrone man charged with attending an alleged Real IRA training camp that had been under security force surveillance has been granted bail.

Terence Coney, 35, of Malabhui, Carrickmore, is one of four people charged over the discovery of a firing range at Formil Wood in March 2012.

He denies having a rifle and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

His brother, Gavin, was granted bail last week, and the judge said he would apply the same conditions.

The charges are linked to a legally-held .22 Walther rifle.

It was alleged at last week's bail hearing that the weapon was used to shoot balloons on the makeshift firing range at Gorticashel Road, which had been under surveillance for months.

Prosecutors said the camp was in the advanced stage of preparations for a terrorist attack on police or the public.

Mr Coney denies possessing the rifle and ammunition in suspicious circumstances and with intent to endanger life.

He also denies having articles for use in terrorism, namely four pairs of training shoes.

The judge told the court on Tuesday that he believed Mr Coney's circumstances were in the same category as his brother, and he would grant bail on the same terms.

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