Charges follow unnotified processions

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Four men aged 24, 27, 47 and 48, and a 49 year old woman have been charged with a total of twenty offences following unnotified parades in Lurgan and Belfast on 15 and 16 April this year.

The offences include ‘taking part in an unnotified procession’ and ‘wearing clothing or having article(s) as a member or supporter of a proscribed organisation’.

All five individuals are due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates court on 6 October.

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

Two males, aged 35 and 41 were reported to the PPS for similar offences relating to the same processions.

A 48 year old man has also been reported to the PPS for the offence of 'organising an unnotified procession.'