Three men due in court in connection with online threats to kill

Three men due in court in connection with online threats to kill

Three men have been charged by Gardaí investigating a number of threats to kill and cause serious harm on social media.

One man in his 40s and two in their 20s are due before Mullingar District Court this morning at 10:30am.

It comes after a 13-year-old girl was seriously injured in an attack at her home in County Fermanagh last weekend.

She suffered stab wounds after a group of men armed with machetes entered the house at Trasna Way in Lisnaskea on Saturday night.

A 41-year-old woman was also injured in the attack. A baby who was also in the house was not harmed in the incident.

Yesterday, Gardaí said they were investigating a number of threatening videos posted on social media they believe may be connected to the Fermanagh attack.

They carried out searches in the Athlone area in a bid to uncover weapons displayed in the videos and the devices used to post them online.

They seized a number of weapons and electronic devices and arrested three men.

They are due in court this morning.

The PSNI investigation into the Fermanagh attack is ongoing.

More on this topic

Bar manager in court following, drug, alcohol and gold seizureBar manager in court following, drug, alcohol and gold seizure

Mitchelstown trial: Man guilty of manslaughter mouths 'thanks' to juryMitchelstown trial: Man guilty of manslaughter mouths 'thanks' to jury

'Sleep well, son': Firefighter who drank up to 15 pints before hit-and-run jailed for 5.5 years'Sleep well, son': Firefighter who drank up to 15 pints before hit-and-run jailed for 5.5 years

Businessman who defrauded Revenue of €160k jailed for two yearsBusinessman who defrauded Revenue of €160k jailed for two years


More in this Section

Two men held after digger used in double ATM theftTwo men held after digger used in double ATM theft

8 National Parks and Nature Reserves to close for Storm Atiyah8 National Parks and Nature Reserves to close for Storm Atiyah

Man due in court over drug, gold and alcohol seizureMan due in court over drug, gold and alcohol seizure

Restricting TDs and Senators from double-jobbing 'needs consideration', says TaoiseachRestricting TDs and Senators from double-jobbing 'needs consideration', says Taoiseach


Lifestyle

Laura Williams reveals her 10-minute top-to-toe workout.Is this is the ultimate party-season body blitz?

More From The Irish Examiner