Man charged over Omagh bomb

Published Thursday, 10 April 2014
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A man has been charged by police investigating the 1998 Omagh bomb.

Man charged over Omagh bomb
The scene of the 1998 Real IRA bomb in the Co Tyrone town of Omagh. (© Pacemaker)

High-profile republican Seamus Daly was detained in the Newry area on Monday.

Officers from the PSNI Serious Crime Branch on Thursday evening charged the 43-year-old with the murders of the 29 people who died in the explosion and a number of other offences.

He is due to appear before Dungannon Magistrates' Court on Friday morning.

A statement from the PSNI said: "He faces 29 murder charges relating to the blast on 15 August 1998, two charges in relation to the Omagh explosion and two charges in relation to an attempted explosion in Lisburn in April 1998 - a total of 33 charges."

Mr Daly, who is from Cullaville in Co Monaghan, had been found liable for the Omagh bombing in a landmark civil ruling in 2009. He has always denied any involvement in the attack.

Twenty-nine people, including a woman pregnant with twins, died when a Real IRA car bomb exploded among shoppers on a busy Saturday afternoon in the Co Tyrone town.

It was the single bloodiest terrorist attack in the history of the Northern Ireland Troubles and came only months after the signing of the historic Good Friday peace accord.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
ian in belfast wrote (293 days ago):
if he did what he is accused of I don't know how he lives with himself?
Newry in Newry wrote (293 days ago):
Innacent until proven guilty
AD in Omagh wrote (294 days ago):
about time something has been done about this.
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