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Five people to appear in court charged with 20 parade-related offences

Four men and a woman will appear before Magistrates' later this week

Craigavon Court

Five people will appear in court later this week charged with 20 offences relating to unnotified parades.

The four men, aged 24, 27, 47 and 48, and a 49 year old woman have been charged with the offences following parades in Lurgan and Belfast on April 15 and 16 this year.

The offences include ‘taking part in an unnotified procession’ and ‘wearing clothing, or having article(s), as a member or supporter of a proscribed organisation’.

All five individuals are due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Friday, October 6.

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

Two males, aged 35 and 41 were also reported to the Public Prosecution Service for similar offences relating to the same processions.

A 48 year old man has also been reported to the PPS for the offence of ‘organising an unnotified procession.’

Chief Inspector Jon Burrows said: “This has been a through and tenacious investigation and we are determined to work hard to keep people safe in Northern Ireland and uphold the rule of law.”

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