Belfast Telegraph

Youth (17) accused of having gun in Belfast city centre remanded

By Alan Erwin

A 17-year-old youth was remanded in custody today accused of having an imitation gun in Belfast city centre.

He appeared before the city's Magistrates Court in connection with alleged incidents in the Donegall Place and Library Street areas on Sunday morning.

The teenager, who cannot be identified because of his age, faces a charge of possessing a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.

A police officer said he could connect the accused to the alleged offence, but no further details were disclosed.

No bail application was made due to the lack of a suitable address at this stage.

District Judge Fiona Bagnall remanded the youth in custody to appear again by video-link in two weeks time.

Meanwhile, a 14-year-old boy charged with a number of offences linked to the same incidents is due in court next month.

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