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UK NewsPSNI searched for drugs in Lurgan while fellow officers dealt with nearby terrorist bid to murder police

08:31  29 july  2019
08:31  29 july  2019 Source:   newsletter.co.uk

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A convoy of Police Service of Northern Ireland ( PSNI ) vehicles was fired Duffy, from Forest Glade in Lurgan , faces four charges including conspiring to possess explosives and firearms He was also charged with attempting to murder the officers in their vehicles on the Crumlin Road and possessing

Sean McVeigh (38), of Victoria Street in Lurgan , had been on trial in August last year over the terrorist murder bid . He denied the attempted murder of a police officer at his Glenrandel home in Eglinton, Co Derry on June 18th, 2015 during his non-jury trial at Belfast Crown Court.

PSNI searched for drugs in Lurgan while fellow officers dealt with nearby terrorist bid to murder police © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

Detective Inspector Barry Hamilton was speaking about a narcotics operation in the town and also in Banbridge on Saturday, as the PSNI were dealing with the aftermath of the Craigavon dissident republican bomb bid.

A man will appear in Craigavon Magistratres’ Court on August 21 on drug related offences as a result of the searches.

The man, 41, had been charged with possessing criminal property, possessing a class B controlled drug, possessing a class B controlled drug with intent to supply and being concerned in the supply of a class B drug.

The searches in Lurgan and Banbridge found suspected cannabis with an estimated street value of £6,500.

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland ( PSNI ; Irish: Seirbhís Póilíneachta Thuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Polis Service o Norlin Airlan) is the police force that serves Northern Ireland . It is the successor to the Royal Ulster Constabulary after it was reformed and renamed in 2001 on the recommendation

A bomb disposal team dealt with the device in Craigavon, Co Armagh, It is Investigators believe a viable explosive device discovered in Craigavon, Co Armagh, represented a failed bid to target members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland ( PSNI ) overnight on Friday into Saturday morning.

A number of items were also seized, including £7,000 in cash and an offensive weapon.

The man was detained at the Lurgan address.

Inspector Hamilton said: “We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment to those within our local community involved in drug dealing.

“We will continue to work hard to identify them, arrest them and bring them before the courts.”

He added: “This operation took place at the same time as officers were dealing with an attempt to murder our colleagues a short distance away.

“This is testament to the dedication of the officers who serve Northern Ireland and who will not be deterred from coming to work every day to help keep people safe.

“I would encourage anyone with information about the sale and supply of illegal drugs to get in touch with police.”

Dissident republican terrorists 'throw device at PSNI patrol in bid to murder officers'

Dissident republican terrorists 'throw device at PSNI patrol in bid to murder officers' Police were alerted to the incident after being contacted by a media organisation who received a call claiming a device had been fired at a police patrol in Craigavon but had missed its target. The Tulleygally Road area of Craigavon was closed and homes were evacuated as ATO and police examined the scene. Chief Inspector Barney O’Connor said: "At around midnight we received a report of a loud bang in the area of the Tullygally Road.

Police have uncovered a significant terrorist hide containing bomb making components and explosives at Cornakinnegar Road area of Lurgan following a considerable search operation which has been ongoing since Thursday night. To date three finds have been discovered. These include a shotgun

The Police Federation for Northern Ireland (PFNI) said officers will have to exercise even greater On Saturday, the PSNI said dissident republicans attempted to murder local police officers “No one expects officers to leave themselves vulnerable to terrorist attacks, and that must mean the very real

Mr Hamilton said : “Community intelligence is key in enabling us to gather an accurate picture of what is happening in our local communities and to focus our resources on the areas and issues people are concerned about. Local police can be contacted on 101 or online via the online reporting form on the PSNI website.”

Meanwhile, police on Friday seized suspected class A drugs after searches in Belfast.

Sergeant Angela Elliott said suspected cocaine was discovered after police stopped a vehicle on the Cavehill Road.

“A subsequent search carried out at the property in the Antrim Road area of north Belfast uncovered further quantity of suspected Class A, which was seized. A 40 year old man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of possessing a class A controlled drug and possession of a class A controlled drug with intent.

“A 20 year old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing of a class A controlled drug, possession of a class A controlled drug with intent to supply and using a motor vehicle without insurance.

“Both men were released on bail pending further enquiries.”

Sergeant Elliott added: “We are committed to making Northern Ireland a hostile environment to those within our local community involved in drug dealing. We will seek to identify them, arrest them and bring them before the courts. I would encourage anyone with information about the sale and supply of illegal drugs to get in touch with police.”

Ambush fears could slow police responses.
Police in Northern Ireland have warned that the risk of officers being ambushed by dissident republicans could slow their response times to emergencies. © Press Release The viable device was found in Craigavon. Pic: PSNI It follows an incident early on Saturday morning in the Tullygally Road area of Craigavon, County Armagh, when officers were targeted with explosives while responding to a call from a member of the public. The police were contacted shortly after the incident by a Belfast-based newspaper which had received a call claiming that a device had been used to target the response patrol.

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