Ballymena Court: Man charged with possessing a ‘firearm’ has matter further adjourned

A MAN with a Ballymena address who is charged with possessing a firearm, a ‘suspected handgun in suspicious circumstances’, has had the case further adjourned.

Jonathan Enas Thompson (32), of Nursery Close, faces allegations in relation to, according to the charge sheet, July 25 this year.

A second charge accuses him of carrying a suspected firearm in a public place – Broughshane Road in Ballymena.

The third charge is that he ‘made use of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to resist or prevent the lawful arrest or detention of yourself or any other person’.

A defence lawyer told a previous court there would be “mixed pleas” in the case and said the instructions from the defendant were that the alleged firearm was “never removed or brandished” and in the circumstances they would require a contested hearing.

He said the defendant would accept a ‘possession’ charge.

The case had been adjourned and back at the court a prosecutor said they have now received the case file from police.

The case has been further adjourned to November.

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