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Man charged with taking gun into polling station remanded into custody over 'real and imminent risk'

A man has been remanded in custody charged with taking a gun into a polling station in Northern Ireland.

Michael O'Hagan, 59, was arrested following an incident in Greencastle, Co Tyrone, during Thursday's West Tyrone by-election.

The accused, from Leaghan Road between Omagh and Greencastle, is charged with carrying a firearm with criminal intent and possession of a firearm or ammunition in suspicious circumstances. His solicitor said he denies the charges.

O'Hagan appeared before District Judge John Meehan at Dungannon Magistrates' Court on Friday.

The judge refused an application for bail and remanded him in custody, saying he posed a "real and imminent risk".

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