Man released on bail after allegedly possessing weapons in Longford town

An 18-year-old man has been released on bail after being charged with possessing offensive weapons in Longford town.

Yesterday afternoon at about 2.30, gardaí stopped a car in Bannon Terrace, with five people on board.

A number of weapons were allegedly found in the car, including a machete, hatchet and meat cleaver.

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One young man was arrested at a scene and appeared at Mullingar District Court last night, where he was released on bail, with strict conditions.

He’s due to appear before Longford District Court in April.