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Police investigating attempted murder of DCI John Caldwell charge three men

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Detectives investigating the attempted murder of Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell in February have charged three men.

The men, aged 45, 47 and 58, have been charged with preparatory acts of terrorism.

The 45-year-old man and the 58-year-old man have further been charged with possession of articles for use in terrorism, and providing property for the purposes of terrorism.

All three are expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Wednesday 5th July.

As is usual procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Police have previously charged on 27 May 2023 a further seven men in connection with the DCI's attempted murder.

Two men aged 28, and five men aged 33, 38, 45, 47 and 72, were been charged with attempted murder.

Two of the men, aged 38 and 45, were also charged with membership of a proscribed organisation, namely the IRA.

Three of the men, aged 28, 33 and 47, were also charged with preparation of terrorist acts.


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