Charges brought in Northern Bank investigation

One of the five men arrested over the past 2 days in the investigation of the Northern Bank robbery has been charged in connection to the robbery, and, according to this BBC report, with falsely imprisoning a bank worker and his wife and the possession with intent of a weapon or imitation firearm. He appears to be one of the two men arrested on Tuesday in Kilcoo, arrests that were initially described by SF MLA Willie Clarke as heavy-handed and by SF MP Michelle Gildernew as part of a political stunt. 4 other men are still being questioned, including two arrested earlier today and one who was arrested yesterday. The BBC also reported that, following the arrests in Kilcoo – “The road between Castlewellan and Newry at Kilcoo was blocked by burnt out cars after protests on Wednesday night.” Update The Guardian has additional details