Northern Ireland

Newry: Two men charged over dissident republican terror

Police at the scene of the arrests in Ardcarn Park, Newry, in November Image copyright
Image caption The latest charges are linked to an undercover police investigation in Ardcarn Park, Newry, during which 12 arrests were made last month

Another two men have been charged with terror offences as part of an investigation into dissident republican terrorism in Newry, County Down.

A 54-year-old man has been charged with conspiracy to cause an explosion and a 41-year-old was charged with attending and receiving explosives training.

They were also charged with membership of a proscribed organisation.

To date, eight men have appeared in court following an undercover operation in Ardcarn Park, Newry, in November.

Twelve men were arrested at a house in the street on the evening of Monday 10 November.

The men were questioned as part of an investigation into the Continuity IRA and it has been alleged that the security forces had kept the house under surveillance.

The latest charges follow an arrest operation in Newry earlier this week.

The 54-year-old man and the 41-year-old man were detained in the city on Monday morning, while a third man, aged 44, was arrested in south Armagh.

The 44-year-old man appeared in court in Newry on Tuesday.