Sub-machine gun: Nine-year sentence over carrying gun in a Belfast taxi
A dissident republican has received a nine-year sentence for carrying a sub-machine gun in a Belfast taxi.
Vincent Kelly, 31, formerly of Hawthorn Street in Belfast, was sentenced at Antrim Crown Court.
The court heard that Kelly was stopped while travelling in a taxi towards the Falls Road in Belfast in November 2014.
The judge said it was fair to assume the "only purpose" of the weapon would have been to allow dissident republicans to target security forces.
The court heard that Kelly was found with a holdall that contained a reactivated sub-machine gun wrapped in a fleece,... read more
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