Man in custody on two firearms offences in Cork

Man charged in connection with seizure of sawn-off shotgun in Blarney last week

Mr David Butt was charged with possession of a 12-gauge Purdey double-barrel sawn-off shotgun at Clogheenmilcon, Blarney, Co Cork, on April 22nd. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Mr David Butt was charged with possession of a 12-gauge Purdey double-barrel sawn-off shotgun at Clogheenmilcon, Blarney, Co Cork, on April 22nd. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

 

A 30-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he was charged in connection with the seizure of a sawn-off shotgun and ammunition by gardaí in Co Cork last weekend.

David Butt, from Avonmore Park, Mayfield in Cork, was charged with two breaches of firearms legislation when he was brought before Judge Leo Malone at Cork District Court yesterday.

Mr Butt was charged with possession of a 12-gauge Purdey double-barrel sawn-off shotgun at Clogheenmilcon, Blarney, Co Cork, on April 22nd.

He was also charged with a second count of possessing five 12-gauge shotgun cartridges, some 33 rounds of .22 long rifle calibre Winchester ammunition and two similar .22 long rifle Eley rounds.

Det Garda Alan Johnson gave evidence of arrest, charge and caution and told the court that Mr Butt made no reply to either of the charges when they were put to him after caution.

Judge Malone said it was a serious matter and he refused bail, remanding Mr Butt in custody to appear at Cork District Court again on Thursday via video link from Cork Prison.