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Race hate accused Richard Cartmill 'had ammunition in east Belfast home'

By Alan Erwin

Ammunition was found in a man's home as part of a police probe into suspected race hate crimes, a court has heard.

A number of rounds were found during searches of Richard Cartmill's house at Tullyard Way in east Belfast.

The 41-year-old faces a charge of possessing ammunition in suspicious circumstances.

He was detained on Tuesday during Operation Reiner, the PSNI's response to a recent spate of racist attacks.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall, at the city's Magistrates Court, asked a PSNI detective opposing bail if there was anything that could be put forward to link Cartmill to hate crimes.

The officer replied that apart from information received by police, "there's nothing I can stand over here in court".

Granting bail, she imposed a curfew and ordered Cartmill to report to police daily.

He is due in court again in four weeks' time.

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