Northern Ireland

Man remanded in Belfast over sub-machine gun

Laganside Court

A 29-year-old man has been remanded in custody charged with possession of a sub-machine gun.

Vincent Kelly, from Hawthorn Street in west Belfast, was arrested on the Grosvenor Road.

At Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday, he was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

He was accused of having the gun, 50 rounds of ammunition and three magazines on 24 November.

Three other men - all in their 20s - were arrested in a follow-up operation, but were later released without charge.