Man arrested in Coalisland charged over ‘Iraq-style’ explosives

Patrick Carty was remanded in custody

A man arrested in Coalisland has appeared in court accused of possessing an explosive device common in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Patrick Carty, 32, of Springdale estate Dungannon, was accused of possessing of explosives with intent to endanger life or cause serious damage to property.

The court was told the device – an improvised explosive device (IED) commonly used in Iraq and Afghanistan – was not known in Northern Ireland before.

It was allegedly found in a field at Killybracken Road in Dungannon on April 22 last year.

Carty was arrested in Coalisland on Saturday.

A detective sergeant told Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court the defendant’s prints were found on a black plastic liner wrapped around the device.

Bail was refused, and Carty will appear in court again in Dungannon next month.

Carty’s supporters applauded as he left the dock.


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