Two in court after Garvagh shooting

Thursday, 14 December 2017

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TWO Garvagh men appeared before magistrates yesterday (Monday) charged in connection with an attempted murder in the town at the weekend.
The alleged victim, a 46-year-old man, needed surgery for a shotgun wound to his leg as well as treatment for facial and body injuries.
Three shots were fired from a legally held double barrelled shotgun in Main Street at around 3am on Sunday (December 10), the court heard. Christopher Torrens Crawford, from Brone Park, and Philip Hara, from Agivey Court, shared the dock at North Antrim Magistrates, sitting in Coleraine.
Crawford faced charges of attempting to murder another man and possessing a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
The 26-year-old quarryman is also charged with possessing a firearm and ammunition, with intent, discharging a firearm in a public place and carrying a firearm in a public place.
Hara, a 28-year-old asphalter, faced a single charge of assisting an offender on the same date by washing clothing belonging to Crawford and providing clothing to his co-accused.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


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