Two women charged in New IRA investigation (News)

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Two women charged in New IRA investigation (News)
Two women charged in New IRA investigation (News)

Two women have been charged with terrorism offences as police investigate ‘the New IRA’.

The force confirmed on Saturday night that the two women were charged with a number of offences.

The charges include membership of a proscribed organisation, directing terrorism and two charges of preparatory acts of terrorism.

One woman is aged 49 from Lurgan while the second woman is aged 45 and also from Lurgan.

The women become the fourth and fifth people to be charged in relation to Operation Arbacia in recent days.

A 48-year-old man, a 32-year-old man from Derry and a 43-year-old man from the Dungannon have all previously been charged.

All five of the people who had been charged are due to appear in Laganside Court on Monday, August 24.

PSNI Crime Operations Assistant Chief Constable Barbara Gary, said: ‘Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Police investigating dissident republican group the New IRA have charged a further two women this evening on suspicion of a wide range of offences under the Terrorism Act as part of Operation Arbacia, an ongoing investigation into the activities of the New IRA.’

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