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Shed was a base to wash cash, court told

BY ALAN ERWIN

Policehunting machete-wielding cash-in-transit robbers uncovered a production plant for washing banknotes, the High Court heard.

Equipment used to clean off dye and then iron the money was found at a cattle shed in north Belfast, prosecutors said. Details emerged as bail was granted to one of the men accused of involvement in a £10,000 heist .

Terence McCafferty (44), of Carlisle Road, Belfast, faces a charge of robbery from a G4S security van outside an off-licence on Belfast's Old Park Road in February.

Police tracked two men in a car to the shed off the Crumlin Road, the court was told.

Fiona O'Kane, prosecuting, said McCafferty and a co-accused were arrested after leaving the barn 25 minutes later.

Defence barrister John O'Connor pointed out that detectives no longer suspect McCafferty to be the robber armed with the sword.

McCafferty was granted bail after Mr Justice Horner directed that £4,000 in cash was to be lodged in court as a surety.

Curfew and electronic tagging conditions were also imposed.

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