Northern Ireland

Dungannon man Patrick Carty charged over 'Iraq-style IED'

Patrick Carty (Pacemaker pic)
Patrick Carty was remanded in custody

A County Tyrone man has appeared in court on explosives charges.

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

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

It was allegedly found in a field at Killybracken Road in Dungannon on 22 April 2011.

Mr Carty was arrested in Coalisland on Sunday.

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

Bail was opposed and refused on the grounds of risk of interfering with witnesses.

Supporters applauded as Mr Carty left the dock. He will appear in court again in Dungannon next month.