Belfast Telegraph

Tyrone man accused of having guns and explosives granted bail

Brian Carron before a previous court appearance in Dungannon.
Brian Carron before a previous court appearance in Dungannon.

A Co Tyrone man accused of having guns, explosives and items for use in terrorism has been granted High Court bail.

Brian Carron is to be released from custody on conditions including a ban on leaving Northern Ireland.

The 34-year-old, of Colliers Lane in Coalisland, was arrested in connection with alleged offences between May 2010 and April 2011.

He is charged with possessing quantities of Semtex, rocket propellant, home grenade initiators, glucose powder, improvised power units and incendiary devices, eight detonators, and component parts of an improvised rocket system.

Carron also faces a count of having firearms with intent to endanger life, namely four AKM assault rifles, six loaded magazines and a quantity of 7.62mm short ammunition.

A third charge relates to the alleged possession of two mobile phones and four vehicles in preparation for an act of terrorism.

The Courts Service confirmed Carron was granted bail following today's hearing.

He is to abide by a curfew, electronic monitoring and must surrender his passport.

Cash sureties of £10,000 are also to be lodged as part of the bail conditions.

Belfast Telegraph Digital


From Belfast Telegraph