McGeough and McAnespie charged with attempted murder

Independent republican candidate in the recent election, Gerry McGeough, has appeared in Enniskillen Magistrates Court charged with attempted murder, conspiracy to murder and possession of weapons and ammunition – relating to an attack on a part-time UDR soldier in 1981. According to reports his response to the charges was, ‘No comment’. Also charged with the same offences was Vincent McAnespie, husband of a Sinn Féin councillor and, as described by SF MP Michelle Gildernew when she claimed the arrests were an example of “political policing”, an “active member of [the] party”. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. Adds Both were remanded in custody. And They are to appear at Dungannon Magistrates Court on April 4th.

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