Tuesday 12 December 2017

Brothers charged after gun shots fired

An Garda Siochana
An Garda Siochana

Two Dublin brothers have been charged in relation to an incident in which shots were fired in a field on Friday.

The incident unfolded when a number of people reported hearing shots to gardai.

Gardai raided a property at Readestown, Summerhill, Co Meath and carried out a search during which they found a pistol and six rounds of ammunition at an outhouse of the property.

The brothers were arrested and brought to Trim Garda Station for questioning.

The owner of the property was not arrested.

"An operation was undertaken by Trim gardai assisted by local Detectives and the Garda Regional Support Unit on Saturday afternoon," a garda spokesman said.

"During the course of the search of the house, a firearm (pistol) and ammunition were recovered along with other items.


"The two men were arrested [last] Saturday and were both detained at Trim Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 as amended."

The 31-year-old man is due to appear before District Court 1, Criminal Courts of Justice, this morning. He remains in garda custody.

A 19-year-old man was released from garda custody and is due to appear before Trim District Court at a later date.


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