By Cillian Sherlock (PA)
A man has appeared in court in connection with numerous offences including the possession of a pistol-type weapon or imitation firearm with intent to cause fear or violence, after a video circulated on social media appearing to show a taxi driver threatening a passenger with a gun.
Brian Stalford, 48, of Park Avenue, Belfast, was charged with having in his possession a pistol-type weapon with intent by means thereof to cause or enable some other person by means thereof to believe that unlawful violence would be used contrary to Article 17A of the Firearms (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 on March 26.
He was also charged with unlawful assault and a threat to kill on the same date.
In addition, Stalford was charged with possession of cocaine on June 1.
Appearing via videolink to Laganside Magistrates Court in Belfast, Stalford spoke only to confirm he understood the charges against him.
A bail application was refused
Stalford will next appear before court via videolink on the matter on June 30.