Woman, 21, in court in Londonderry over handgun charge

A 21-year old woman has appeared at Londonderry Magistrates Court charged with perverting the course of justice by disposing of a handgun.

Caoimhe Villa from Earhart Park in Derry is alleged to have disposed of the weapon which was potential evidence in a police investigation.

The incident happened in January 2012.

She was released on her own bail of £500 and is due to appear in court later this month.