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Monday 18 November 2019

Devoy remanded on submachine gun charge

Derek Devoy
Derek Devoy

A Dublin man who appeared in court charged with possessing a submachine gun and assaulting gardai has been further remanded in custody.

Derek Devoy (36) was arrested on March 11 after gardai received reports of shots being fired at about 4.45pm in Poppintree, Ballymun.

Armed support units were immediately dispatched to the scene.

However, Mr Devoy was arrested by unarmed gardai and a firearm was recovered at a house in Cranogue Road, Ballymun.

Explosion

He was then taken to Ballymun Garda Station, where he was detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

The area around the house was sealed off and the Defence Forces carried out a controlled explosion to make the scene safe.

Mr Devoy, of Balbutcher Lane, Ballymun, was remanded in custody after a court appearance on March 16.

He faces one charge under the Firearms Act for possessing a RAK PM63 gun with intent to endanger life or cause serious injury.

He is also accused of assaulting a garda and a garda sergeant on the same date.

Mr Devoy, who made no reply when charged, faced his fifth hearing yesterday when his case came before Judge Victor Blake at Cloverhill District Court.

He was further remanded in custody to appear again at the same court on May 28.

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