Northern Ireland

Mortar bomb: Man remanded in custody over west Belfast find

Bomb disposal officer carrying evidence away Image copyright Kevin Scott
Image caption The device was made safe by bomb disposal officers

A 22-year-old man has appeared in court in connection with the seizure of an improvised mortar bomb in west Belfast.

Connor Hughes from Altan Close, Dunmurry, is charged with having an improvised explosive device with intent to endanger life.

Police said they seized a holdall containing a bomb and command wire on Shaw's Road last Thursday. Bomb disposal officers made the device safe.

Mr Hughes did not reply to the charge. There was no application for bail.

The accused was remanded in custody after appearing at Belfast Magistrate's Court on Monday.