Republic Network for Unity member refused bail in Derry rifle case

A man accused over a rifle seizure allegedly linked to dissident republicans in Derry must remain in custody, a judge ruled on Friday.

43-year-old Anthony Taylor, of Farmhill, Derry, was detained with another suspect in August.

Taylor, who is a  member of the pressure group Republican Network for Unity, faces a charge of having a .22 Remington rifle with intent to endanger life.

The evidence against Taylor him includes police helicopter camera footage.

Prosecutors alleged that he was in contact with a car where the gun was found inside a holdall in the boot.

Mr Taylor was arrested in the area, allegedly carrying wrapping which is suspected of being from the bag.

The court heard he claimed it had been thrown at him by another motorist following a dispute between them.

Bail was refused as the Judge said there was a risk of further offending.