Woman and four men charged with offences linked to illegal parades in Lurgan and Belfast

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Four men and a woman have been charged with offences linked to an unnotified parade in Lurgan and Belfast last April.

The men 24, 27, 47 and 48, and a 49-year-old woman have been charged with a total of twenty offences following the parades i on 15 and 16 April this year.

Police said 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 PPS.

The charges relate to a parade held in Lurgan on Easter Sunday.

Previously two men, aged 35 and 41, were reported to the Public Prosecution Service 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.’