Page last updated at 12:02 GMT, Monday, 21 September 2009 13:02 UK

Police seize taxi driver's money

Londonderry Magistrates Court

A police application to hold 2,000 euros in cash found on a taxi driver in Londonderry last week has been granted at the city's Magistrates Court.

The money was found on Martin O'Neill, of Brooke Street, Derry, during house searches carried out under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

A police officer told the court she did not believe the cash was fare money.

Mr O'Neill, a 32 County Sovereignty Movement representative, told police "he did not trust banks".

The officer told District Judge Barney McElholm that she believed Mr O'Neill was involved in serious crime and asked for the cash to be detained for three months to enable police to carry out further enquiries.

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