14/05/2021

Man Charged With Terrorism Offences

A 52-year-old man has been charged with terrorism offences.

He has been charged with five offences, including preparatory acts of terrorism, possession of articles for use in terrorism as well as three separate charges of possession of explosive devices with intent to endanger life.

The man is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Friday 14 May and all charges are to be reviewed by the PPS.
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The charges are in connection with the discovery of improvised explosive devices at Ballyquin Road, Dungiven on 19 April 2021 and Skeoge Road, Londonderry on 9 July 2016, and the discovery of an improvised mortar bomb device at Church View, Strabane on 7 September 2019.

He was arrested in L'Derry on Wednesday in connection with the attempted murder of a female member of police staff, who is also a part time police officer, following the discovery of a viable explosive device beside the young mother's car in Ballyquin Road, Dungiven on Monday 19 April.

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