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.
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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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