28/02/2020

Three Charged Over Strabane Funeral Incident

Three men are facing charges in connection with a disturbance at a funeral in Co Tyrone where a number of dangerous weapons were seized.

The 17, 22 and 32 year-olds are charged with several offences, including possessing an offensive weapon and possessing an article with a blade or point in a public place.

Their arrest came about after scuffles broke out during a funeral service on the Melmount Road on Thursday 07 February.
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Police seized a number of dangerous weapons from the scene, including Stanley knives and machetes, and said they are aware of tensions between individuals who attended the funeral.

The men will appear at Dungannon Magistrates Court today, 28 February.



(JG/CM)

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