Wednesday 16 January 2019

Suspect faces trial over stolen sawn-off shotgun

A MAN accused of having a stolen shotgun and ammunition in a storage yard has been sent forward for trial.

Christopher Gaffney (34) appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with having 18 rounds of 22"- long rifle calibre Remington ammunition under his control.

The alleged incident took place at a storage yard at Newpark, The Ward, on August 26 last year. He is further accused of possession of a stolen double barrel sawn-off shotgun and having five Fiocchi buckshot cartridges.

The State solicitor said the book of evidence was ready and had been served on Gaffney, who goes forward to the present sittings of Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.

Judge Patrick McMahon remanded Gaffney, of Huntstown Wood, in Clonsilla, on bail in his own bond of €1,000.

The judge gave him the alibi caution, warning him that he had 14 days to provide to the State details of anyone he planned to call in his defence.

Legal aid was assigned to Jenny McKeever and, due to the seriousness of the charges, to a senior and junior counsel.



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