Northern Ireland

Man charged with unlawfully acquiring explosives and carrying imitation firearm in public place

Police said the man is due to appear in court on May 31
Police said the man is due to appear in court on May 31

A 27-year-old man is due to appear in court charged with unlawfully acquiring explosives and carrying an imitation firearm in a public place.

It is understood the charges relate to a report that an imitation firearm and a quantity of ammunition were found in the east Belfast area on January 18.

The man is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on May 31.