Man is charged with possessing a 'slam fire' gun

Man is charged with possessing a 'slam fire' gun

A LIMAVADY man has been charged with possessing a firearm and two shotgun cartridges with intent to endanger life.

David James Bond (50), of Anderson Park, is also accused of possessing the items in 'suspicious circumstances' and possessing a 'firearm' without a certificate.

Ballymena Magistrates Court heard the charges relate to November 15 this year.

A police officer said a "slam fire" shotgun and two cartridges were discovered in a shed.

The officer said the defendant claimed to have been asked to dispose of the gun by a person who had claimed to have "found" it.

The officer said Bond told police he intended to "bury" the gun but had been busy at work.

District Judge Nigel Broderick said he recognised they were "serious" charges but the defendant had a limited record.

The defendant was given bail with conditions and the case was adjourned to December 15.