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Camlough, Keady and Maghery security alerts: Man (40) charged with two counts of causing an explosion

A Co Armagh man has been charged in connection with three security alerts in Co Armagh over the last two weeks.

The 40-year-old, arrested in the Tassagh area on Friday, has been charged with a range of offences in connection to incidents in Camlogh, Keady and Maghery.

They include: four counts of making explosives under suspicious circumstances; two counts of causing an explosion likely to endanger life; two counts of attempting to cause an explosion; and a number of driving offences.

He is expected to appear at Newry Magistrates’ court tomorrow, Monday, March 29.

As is usual procedure the charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

Chief Superintendent Andy Freeburn, speaking on Friday, commented: “We are continuing to investigate these incidents, which we believe are linked, and would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in these areas to contact police on 101, or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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