Belfast Telegraph

Man linked to loyalist feud in Carrick will face trial

By Ashleigh McDonald

A Co Antrim man will face trial at the start of next year on firearms offences linked to a loyalist feud in Carrickfergus.

David Weir (36), from Rossmore Green in Greenisland, appeared at Belfast Crown Court, where he was charged with possessing a Ruger gun, a magazine and ammunition with intent some time between October 25, 2015 and October 29, 2016. He was also charged with possessing the items in suspicious circumstances.

Weir denies both charges.

Weir's barrister said his legal team was awaiting a defence report regarding DNA found on the gun's magazine.

Belfast Recorder Judge David McFarland said he would review the case in December, and set a date of January 29 next year for trial. Weir was released on continuing bail.

A previous hearing was told the gun was seized by police last October during an investigation into a loyalist feud in the Carrickfergus area.

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