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Man admits bomb, bullets charges

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A man and woman have been acquitted of possessing a bomb, bomb components and bullets after their co-accused pleaded guilty to the charges.

Liam Hannaway, 37, admitted possessing a coffee jar bomb, energel explosive, detonators and components for a pipe bomb with intent to endanger life.

Hannaway, of Hillhead Drive, Belfast, also pleaded guilty to having 76 rounds of assorted bullets with intent.

The items were found in a car in west Belfast in September 2004.

Following the guilty pleas, the prosecution told the court the Crown would be offering no evidence against either 33-year-old Karen Lavery or Kevin Hannaway, 29, both from Rinnalea Walk in Belfast.

Judge Tom Burgess recorded verdicts of not guilty against both.

Requesting that sentencing be adjourned until pre-sentence probation reports have been completed, a defence QC revealed Liam Hannaway faces other charges of a similar nature and asked the judge if all matters could be dealt with together.





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