Published Saturday, 05 October 2013
The man was accused of firearms offences. (© UTV)
Stephen Jones, who is 49 and from Cliftonville Avenue, is charged with having a rifle magazine and 29 bullets under suspicious circumstances on 24 September.
Belfast Magistrates Court heard on Saturday that it was not the first time he had faced a court and that he had been wrongfully remanded into jail two weeks ago.
Detective Constable Collins told the court he believed he could connect Jones to the charge.
Solicitor Philip Breen argued however that, as Jones had initially been charged and remanded into jail on legislation that did not exist, "I have issues about the legality of this remand".
He revealed that the police and Public Prosecution Service mistake was spotted on Friday and Jones was released but then re-arrested.
Mr Breen submitted there "would have to be some change" to permit the same charges to be brought before the court. District Judge Ken Nixon disagreed however saying that the charge was "quite rightly before the court".
He remanded Jones back into custody to appear again via video link on 1 November.
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