Police charge five men after Newry shooting incident

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Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
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Detectives investigating a shooting incident in the Altmore Gardens area of Newry on Monday 26 March have charged five men.

The men, aged  23, 27, 28, 29, and 29 were charged with a number of offences, including Aiding and Abetting, Possession of Firearm in Suspicious Circumstances and Possession of an Offensive Weapon.



They were also charged with Obstructing Police and Assisting Offenders, and Taking and Driving Away a Motor Vehicle.

Speaking to Newry Times, Newry SDLP Councillor Michael Savage condemned the shooting incident and said it was a miracle that no-one was killed or badly injured.

Councillor Savage also praised the actions of local police, who were quick to arrive on the scene of the shooting.



“We all thought the days of guns on our streets were over. This is an act of lunacy and it is a miracle no-one has been killed or badly injured as a result of shots being fired at a house in a built-up area,” he said.

Councillor Savage added, “Local people are furious that this can happen in their area. I would urge anyone with any information about this incident to contact the PSNI.”



Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins added her condemnation and stated, “This was an extremely reckless act which endangered the lives of those in the house.

“Our community is fortunate that we’re not dealing with a tragedy and there is anger about this criminal incident. 

She added, “There is no place for guns on our streets and anyone with any information should bring it to the PSNI.”

All five appeared today at Newry Magistrates Court.



As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

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