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Two charged over arson attack on Lurgan GAA club

Published 25/02/2016

Police are investigating.
Police are investigating.

Two men have been charged after an attempted burglary and arson attack on a GAA club in Lurgan.

Shortly before 5.40am on Thursday morning police received a report of a fire at the club in the North Street area of this town.

Police and the Fire Service attended and they established that the fire had been started deliberately.

The blaze caused damage to the roof and wall of the property.

Police arrested two suspects, aged 21 and 22, in the Victoria Place area on suspicion of attempted burglary and arson.

They were later charged with with arson and attempted burglary and will appear in Craigavon Magistrates' Court on March 23.

As is usual procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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