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Two men charged with possession of pump-action shotgun in Limerick

Liam Casey and Robert Kelly have been charged with the incident which allegedly happened in Bruff last Sunday.

14271055280_8c803a7a97_o Limerick District Court Source: William Murphy

TWO MEN HAVE appeared before a court charged with possession of a pump-action shotgun.

The two men were arrested by gardaí last Sunday following an operation targeting organised crime in Limerick city and county.

32-year-old Liam Casey with an address at Main Street, Bruff, and 29-year-old Robert Kelly with an address at Edenderry, Co Offaly, each appeared before Limerick District Court, charged with having a pump action shotgun at Main Street, Bruff, on Sunday 26 February 2017.

Casey wore a brown paper bag over his head as he left the court.

Garda Barry Manton from Henry Street Garda Station gave evidence of arresting Liam Casey at 2.50pm this afternoon. Garda Martin said Casey made no reply to the charge.

Detective Garda Pat Whelan, from Roxboro Road Garda Station, said he arrested and charged Robert Kelly. Whelan told the court Kelly “made no reply” when charged.

Solicitor Ted McCarthy was assigned to represent both accused, and the court granted the two accused free legal aid.

McCarthy said he was not applying for bail. He told the court that the two accused had consented to being remanded in custody.

Judge Marian O’Leary remanded the two accused in custody to appear before Limerick District Court on 7 March next.

A third man who was arrested last Sunday as part of the same garda investigation, has been charged in connection with firearms offences and is due to appear before Limerick District Court tomorrow at 10.30am.

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