Two Irish men charged with attempted murder in Australia

Two Irish men charged with attempted murder in Australia
Mark Dixon (left) and Jack Harvey (right). Picture: Crime Stoppers/Victoria Police

Two Irish men have been charged with attempted murder in connection with the shooting of a former police detective in Australia.

The pair were arrested near Byron Bay on Wednesday.

30-year-old Mark Dixon and 26-year-old Jack Harvey have appeared at Byron Bay Local Court charged with attempted murder after an ex-detective was shot in the face last Thursday.

53-year-old Sid Morgan was found on a road in a pool of blood in Point Cook and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

Local reports say that Mr Morgan may not have been the intended target of the shooting

The Irish men were arrested near Byron Bay on Wednesday after a two day manhunt.

They are to be extradited and are due to face the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

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