Dissident Republican pleads guilty



A 21-year-old dissident republican spokesman from Derry has pleaded guilty to having explosives and guns in the city in April last year.

Nathan Hastings, from Stradowne Drive in the Strathfoyle area, pleaded guilty at Belfast Crown Court to possessing the “pipe-bomb improvised device”, two handguns and assorted ammunition, all with intent to endanger life or to enable some other person to do so.

Former Recorder of Derry, Judge Piers Grant, remanded Hastings back into custody for sentencing next month.


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