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Man due in court on terrorist firearms charges

A 38-year-old man is appearing in court in Dungannon, Co Tyrone today after firearms were recovered in a weekend raid.

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A 38-YEAR-OLD MAN is due in court in the North today in connection with four firearms offences, following the recovery of a number of firearms in a raid over the weekend.

The man is being charged with possession of explosives and various firearms, including a machine gun and three shotguns, with the BBC describing the charges as being the possession of articles likely to be of use to terrorists.

The weapons were uncovered during a search in Co Tyrone on Saturday, and the man was arrested in the Omagh area by detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch.

The hearing will be held at Dungannon Magistrates Court this afternoon.

Police told the Belfast Telegraph that the charges were not related to the death of PC Ronan Kerr in Omagh on Saturday.

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