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Ballymun man pleads guilty to possession of an AK 47

Ballymun man pleads guilty to possession of an AK 47

A Dublin man pleaded guilty at the Special Criminal Court today to possession of a Kalashnikov rifle and firearm components in the city last year.

Stephen Hendrick (47), of Balbutcher Drive, Ballymun, pleaded guilty to the unlawful possession in suspicious circumstances of a 7.62 mm Kalashnikov assault rifle and various components for Glock pistols at his home on November 15th, 2014. 

He also admitted the unlawful possession of an explosive substance - flexible tubing filled with PETN explosive - at his home on the same date.

Last week he pleaded guilty to the possession of 59 rounds of ammunition of various calibres and brands at Furry Park, Turnapin Great, Old Airport Road, Cloghran on July 3, 2013.

The court remanded Hendrick in custody for sentencing on May 15th next.