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A Crown barrister asked that a further three charges be left on the books

A Crown barrister asked that a further three charges be left on the books

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A Crown barrister asked that a further three charges be left on the books

A west Belfast man who admitted having two shotguns and a pistol will be sentenced for the offences in March.

Gerard Thomas Porter (52) appeared at Belfast Crown Court via a video-link from Maghaberry Prison, where he admitted eight offences arising from a search of his Cluain Mor Drive home in May 18.

Porter pleaded guilty to possessing each of the three weapons in suspicious circumstances on May 23, 2018 and of possessing the weapons without a certificate.

He also admitted dishonestly receiving stolen goods, namely a shotgun, on dates between September 1, 2016 and May 24, 2018, and of obstructing police on May 23, 2018.

A Crown barrister asked that a further three charges be left on the books.

Pre-sentence reports were sought by the defence. Judge Stephen Fowler QC set the date for sentencing as March 4 and Porter was remanded into custody.

Belfast Telegraph


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