Larne man admits 'airgun' offence

Larne man admits 'airgun' offence

A LARNE man has pleaded guilty to possessing an 'airgun' in a public place 'without lawful authority or reasonable excuse'.

Gerald Samuel McFaul (46), of Blackthorn Rise, had the case mentioned at Ballymena Magistrates Court where it was adjourned to April 21 for a pre-sentence report.

The charge relates to October 31 last year.

Three other charges the defendant had faced in relation to the same date have been withdrawn by prosecutors - possession of an 'imitation firearm - a 'pellet gun' - with intent to cause fear of violence; possessing a 'pellet gun and ammunition' in 'suspicious circumstances'; and making a threat to kill two people.