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Tandragee man denies four terrorism charges

BY ASHLEIGH McDONALD

A 40-year-old man has denied a series of terrorist-related offences, including the possession of liquid mercury.

Gabriel Mackle, from Glebe Hill Manor in Tandragee, denies a total of four charges in relation to weapons and explosives. When the charges were put to Mackle in Belfast Crown Court he replied "not guilty" to each count.

Although no details were heard during yesterday's brief arraignment, it was revealed at a bail application at Belfast's High Court last December that Mackle was stopped while riding a motorcycle in Lurgan on August 7, 2013.

It is alleged that when a rucksack he was carrying was searched police discovered a bottle of liquid mercury and 20 rounds of ammunition.

Liquid mercury can be used to make tilt switches for improvised explosive devices.

Entering the not guilty pleas, Mackle was remanded back into custody.

A provisional trial date has been set for the end of April.

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