Wednesday 21 August 2019

Man (34) charged with terror offences following weapons find

(stock photo)
(stock photo)

Michael McHugh

A 34-year-old man has been charged with terrorism offences in Northern Ireland.

He is accused of possession of a firearm and explosives with intent to endanger life as well as possession of articles for use in terrorism.

The suspect is due before Dungannon Magistrates' Court on Wednesday morning.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said he was detained in the Coalisland area of Co Tyrone on Tuesday morning.

The arrest relates to the seizure of ammunition and weapons at a garage unit in the Mountjoy Road area of the town in 2011 as part of the wider investigation surrounding the murder of Northern Irish policeman Ronan Kerr.

A splinter dissident republican group said it killed the 25-year-old police officer in Omagh, County Tyrone on April 2 2011.

The garage was searched by detectives days after the killing.

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