10/08/2011

Boy Accused Of Murder Bid Remanded

A 14-year-old boy and a 49-year-old man have been charged with attempted murder.

The unnamed boy has been remanded in custody after being described as "vulnerable" by police in a court in Lisburn.

They also said he could be persuaded to join in "the escalating [Travellers] feud" - having been also charged with criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.

Thomas Dundon, 49, with an address in the Hazelbank area, was also charged with the murder attempt.

The police told the court that they believe a person who fired a shot during the attack, and who was wearing a balaclava, was the 14 year-old-boy.

The incident saw a 34-year-old man shot in the ankle at his caravan home in the Hazel View area of Lagmore on Monday.

The PSNI said that six guns have been discovered in a number of follow-up searches.

Two guns were found during searches in the White Rise area of Lagmore on Tuesday afternoon, as well as weapons including machetes and blades.

Four guns, including a machine-gun, were later found in an out-house at Budore Road.

(BMcC/GK)

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