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Polish man in court accused of having martial arts weapon at Belfast port

By Alan Erwin

Published 22/07/2015


A Polish man appeared in court today accused of having martial arts weapons at a Belfast port.

Antoni Janik Szymon is also alleged to have been drunk in charge of a vehicle at Victoria Terminal.

The 36-year-old, with an address at Bolgers Lane in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, was arrested on June 24.

He appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court today charged with the motoring offence and possessing an offensive weapon, namely nunchuk sticks.

Szymon was not legally represented for the brief hearing.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall agreed to adjourn the case for a week to give him a chance to obtain a lawyer.

Releasing the accused on continuing bail, she told him to be in a position to indicate if he would be pleading guilty or contesting the charges at that stage.

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