Northern Ireland

Men in Derry court on AK47 charges

Two men are charged with firearm offences

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Derry Magistrates Court

A file on two men charged with firearms offences had been received by the Public Prosecution Service.

Patrick James Collett (56) of Rossnagalliagh and Martin Burke (59) of Lone Moor Gardens both in Derry are charged with possessing “a Romanian AKM fully automatic assault rifle” a magazine and seven rounds of ammunition with intent to endanger life on May 21.

They were further charged with possessing the same items in suspicious circumstances on the same date.

At Thursday’s hearing a solicitor for the PPS said that a full file had been received yesterday and was currently awaiting allocation.

She asked for a four week adjournment to allow that to take place.

The case was adjourned until August 8.