Southill man in court on gun charge

Limerick Courthouse
DIRECTIONS are awaited from the DPP in the case of a Southill man charged in connection with an alleged shooting incident last year.

DIRECTIONS are awaited from the DPP in the case of a Southill man charged in connection with an alleged shooting incident last year.

Jason Freyne, 21, of Maigue Way, Carew Park, is accused of possession of a handgun and of ammunition without a lawful purpose at Maigue Way on September 19.

At an earlier hearing at Limerick District Court, Judge Eugene O’Kelly was told that when Freyne was charged with one of the offences, he had replied: “that’s nothing got to do with me and you can shove your charge sheet up your hole”.

Freyne appeared before the court again this Tuesday via video link from prison. He had granted consent to bail in the High Court but had been unable to take it up, solicitor John Devane told the court.

Mr Devane said that given that his client had been in custody since September, the judge might consider marking the matter peremptory against the state.

Sgt Donal Cronin said a file on the matter had been sent to the DPP on December 10 but that directions were not yet to hand.

Freyne asked the judge why he was “in jail for something I didn’t do”.

He was remanded in custody to appear again via video link on January 21 for DPP’s directions.

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