Northern Ireland: Man and woman charged with attempting to make explosives after house search


A man and woman have been charged with attempting to make explosives under suspicious circumstances and possessing firearms and ammunition in suspicious circumstances.

The arrests and charges follow a proactive search of a house in the Holylands area of south Belfast by detectives from Musgrave when a number of items were seized.

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Source: BelfastLive News


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