Published Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Kevin Concannon's house was searched twice in June 2013. (© UTV)
Kevin Barry Concannon, 40 and of Beechwood Avenue, Edenballymore, in the city, appeared in the dock of Belfast Crown Court on Tuesday to be arraigned on a total of nine charges.
The charges relate to two police searches of his home which were carried out in June 2013 during follow up enquiries into a foiled mortar bomb attack in Derry three months earlier.
His defence counsel asked that Concannon be arraigned on six of the charges he faces as he planned to lodge a 'No Bill' application to three other counts.
Concannon pleaded not guilty to
* possession of explosives with intent to endanger life;
* possession of explosive substances, namely aluminium granules, magnesium ribbon and metal springs;
* possession of a magazine in suspicious circumstances;
* collecting information likely to be of use to terrorists, namely pictures of Merseyside Police Headquarters between 25 October - 28 October, 2012;
*possession of an 'Anarchist's Cookbook' likely to be useful to a person committing an act of terrorism;
*and possession of a deactivated machine gun, a set of number plates, smoke cannisters and a thunder flash likely to be of use in the commission, preparation, or instigation in an act of terrorism.
His defence counsel said the 'No Bill' application related to a number of items found outside Concannon's home, including the high explosive PETN which was allegedly found in a coal bunker in the rear of the house along with a number of blank cartridges.
Belfast Recorder Judge David McFarland said he would hear the 'No Bill' application this Friday.
The judge remanded Concannon back into custody and provisionally set a trial date for this June.
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