Man due in court charged in connection with Athlone shooting

An adult male is due before Mullingar District court later charged in connection with a shooting in the town last month.

The man, who was arrested in the town earlier this week, has been charged in connection with an alleged incident in which a man suffered gunshot wounds to the leg.

A 17-year-old youth has previously appeared in court charged in connection with the same incident.

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The man, in his 30’s is understood to have been charged with theft and drug possession offences and is due before the court this afternoon.