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Five to appear in court following arson attacks on PSNI officers’ homes

Five people have been charged with arson attacks on the homes of serving officers.

Four men and one woman have also been charged with other drugs offences on top of the attacks on the homes of police officers across the county Armagh and Banbridge areas.

The serving PSNI members were targeted between April and July last year.

Their vehicles and homes were attacked and in some cases destroyed in the Banbridge, Portadown and Gilford areas.

Detectives searched properties in counties Antrim, Armagh and Down on Tuesday morning.

Four men aged 17, 20, 36 and 51 and one woman aged 21 have been charged with offences including conspiracy to commit arson, conspiracy to cause an explosion and a number of drugs-related offences.

The five accused will appear at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court this morning.

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