A MAN has appeared in court accused of endangering the lives of people in an aircraft as well as firearms charges.

Richard Lawrence Alan Barnard, aged 44, of Alltforgan, Llanwddyn, appeared before North East Wales Magistrates’ Court in Mold charged with three offences.

He is charged with possession of a firearm with the intent to endanger life; possession of an imitation shooting pistol with the intent to cause two police officers to fear that unlawful violence would ensue; and recklessly acting in a manner likely to endanger any person in an aircraft.

The charges follow an investigation by Dyfed-Powys Police following an incident on Monday, January 21 at Llanwddyn in which shots were allegedly fired at a police helicopter.

Barnard’s solicitor, Mr Simon Rogers, did not indicate pleas or make a bail application and magistrates remanded Barnard in custody while committing the case to Mold Crown Court Court on February 22.