Five charged over offences linked to attacks on PSNI officers’ homes

Vehicles and homes belonging to officers were attacked and in some cases destroyed

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officers  were targeted between April and July last year.

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officers were targeted between April and July last year.

 

Four men and one woman have been charged with arson and drugs offences linked to attacks on the homes of police officers in Northern Ireland.

The serving Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) members were targeted between April and July last year.

Their vehicles and homes were attacked and in some cases destroyed in the Banbridge, Portadown and Gilford areas.

Detectives searched properties in counties Antrim, Armagh and Down on Tuesday morning.

Four men aged 17, 20, 36 and 51 and one woman aged 21 have been charged with offences including conspiracy to commit arson, conspiracy to cause an explosion and a number of drugs-related offences.

The accused will appear at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning.

PA