PSNI charge two men with carrying firearms in public and threats to damage property

The police have charged two men with carrying firearms in public in Coalisland yesterday and making threats to damage property.

By Philip Bradfield
Friday, 5th August 2022, 6:50 pm
Updated Friday, 5th August 2022, 6:58 pm

The incident happened in the Washing Bay Road area of Coalisland yesterday evening, Thursday 4 August.

Detective Sergeant Reid said: “At approximately 7.35pm we received reports that a man had been seen in the area with a firearm. Officers attended the scene and arrested two men.

“A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm in suspicious circumstances, possessing an article with a blade or point in a public place and threats to damage property.

Two men have been charged with carrying firearms in Coalisland.

“A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm or imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, possessing an article with a blade or point in a public place, possessing ammunition in suspicious circumstance and threats to damage property.”

Police later charged both suspects.

Detectives charged the 31-year-old man with a number of offences including carrying a firearm in a public place, possessing an article with a blade or point in a public place, possessing a firearm in suspicious circumstances and threats to damage property.

He is expected to appear at Dungannon Magistrates court tomorrow, Saturday 6 August.

A second man, aged 37 was charged with carrying a firearm in a public place, possessing ammunition, possessing an article with a blade or point in a public place, possession of a firearm or imitation forearm with intent to cause fear of violence and threats to damage property.

He appeared before Dungannon Magistrates Court earlier today, Friday 5 August.