Former Irish soldier to be tried on Fermanagh gun charges

first_img WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A former Irish soldier and his co-accused, due to stand trial accused of being dissident republican gunmen, claim an alleged murder bid on a trainee police officer was a prank.The 28-year-old ex soldier, Gerard James McManus, from Fernhill in Letterkenny and 35-year-old Kevin Barry Nolan, from Main Street in Blacklion, deny attempted murder.The men were returned for trial to Belfast Crown Court.The men were detained by undercover police, during a shooting incident in the border town of Garrison in Co Fermanagh on November 21 2009.Both are also charged with possession of a gun with intent to endanger life, while McManus of Letterkenny also faces a further charge of using a gun to resist arrest.But the pair say they only meant to scare the young policeman and that they were put up to “the prank” by a police agent.Having heard legal arguement the judge remanded both men back into custody after granting them each legal aid certificates for two counsel Former Irish soldier to be tried on Fermanagh gun charges Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – August 24, 2011 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+center_img Newsx Adverts Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleCity of Culture Company enters rail debate with calls for airport platformNext articleAnother suspicious fire in Inishowen News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img

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