Northern Ireland

Dissident arrests: Man charged over assault rifle find

A police vehicle blocks the Grosvenor Road during the major security operation
Image caption A major security operation was mounted on Thursday

A 29-year-old man has been charged with having a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

He was arrested on the Grosvenor Road in west Belfast on Thursday after police stopped a taxi and recovered an assault rifle and ammunition.

The accused is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday.

Three men arrested in a follow-up operation in the Springfield Road area have all been released unconditionally.

Part of the Grosvenor Road was closed for a time on Thursday night and the early hours of Friday.

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