Abbeyleix man had crossbow in his house

firearms act

An Abbeyleix man has been charged with having an unlicensed crossbow.

Sean Brown, 24, of 16 Thornberry, Abbeyleix, was charged with an offence under section 2 of the firearms act, at his home address on April 12, 2018.

Sgt JJ Kirby gave evidence that the gardaí searched the accused’s house and found a non-functioning crossbow, for which he had no licence.

The accused had three previous convictions.

Defence, Ms Josephine Fitzpatrick said the crossbow had been given to him as a gift in his teenage years and he never considered it dangerous. The case was adjourned to June 20 for a probation report.