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Brother given bail over 'Real IRA camp'

BY MICHAEL DONNELLY

A second Co Tyrone man accused of attending an alleged 'Real IRA' training camp which had been under security force surveillance has been granted bail.

Terence Aidan Coney joins his brother Gavin (36), who was bailed last week after his wife's parents put up the deeds to their home as surety for his release.

Coney, from Carrickmore, is among four people facing charges arising out of the discovery of a firing range at Formil Wood, Co Tyrone, in March last year.

He faces charges linked to his legally held .22 Walther rifle. He is accused of possessing the rifle and a quantity of ammunition with intent to endanger life and having them in suspicious circumstances.

It is alleged the weapon was used to shoot balloons on the makeshift forest firing range.

Belfast Recorder Judge David McFarland said he would grant Terence Coney bail on the same terms and conditions as his brother.

Terence Coney was ordered to surrender his Irish passport, sign bail with police three times a week, observe a 10pm curfew and be electronically tagged.

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