Belfast Telegraph

Man charged with attempted murder over a punishment style gun attack in Cookstown in 2016

A 26-year-old man is due before Dungannon Magistrates Court on Monday morning to face an attempted murder charge over a gun attack on a man in Cookstown, County Tyrone, five months ago.

He was charged with the alleged offence by police on Sunday.

The 35-year-old victim was shot in the legs on June 5 when two men wearing balaclavas entered a house in the Drumcree area.

The accused has also been charged with aggravated burglary and having a gun in suspicious circumstances.

He is due to appear before Dungannon Magistrates' Court on Monday morning.

To date, two men have been charged in connection with the incident.

A 32-year-old man was charged with attempted murder and was due to appear at Dungannon Magistrates Court in June, while a 38-year-old man was charged with witness intimidation and was due to appear at Omagh Magistrates Court also in June.

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