Seven charged after probe into attacks on homes of serving police officers

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Seven people are to appear in court this morning charged with a number of offences following a probe into attacks on the homes of serving police officers.

Detectives investigating a number of incidents of arson endangering life at the homes of serving police officers in the Banbridge, Portadown and Gilford areas between April and July last year have charged five people.

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

They are due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates Court this morning (Wednesday 22 February).

Two women, aged 27 and 42, have been charged with a number of drugs-related offences and are also due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates Court this morning.

Police said two men, aged 26 and 41, remain in custody.

Yesterday detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch working in partnership with Local Policing teams made arrests after carrying out searches of properties in the Larne, Lisburn and Armagh, Banbridge and the greater Craigavon areas.