UPDATE: Man due in court following seizure of loaded gun at Limerick's Colbert Station

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UPDATE: Man due in court following seizure of loaded gun at Limerick's Colbert Station

A man is due in court on Wednesday morning to face charges in relation to the seizure of a loaded firearm near Colbert Station

A MAN who was found in possession of a loaded firearm in Limerick city centre is due to appear in court this Wednesday morning.

Gardai have confirmed the 25-year-old is to be charged and prosecuted in relation to the seizure which was made during an intelligence-led operation on Monday night.

The firearm was located in a backpack after a man was stopped and searched in the vicinity of Colbert Station. A quantity of loose ammunition was also found in the backpack.

The 25-year-old was taken to Roxboro Road garda station following his arrest.

The firearm and ammunition have been sent for ballistic analysis as part of the garda investigation.