Northern Ireland

Pair charged over St John's GAA club arson in Belfast

GAA club fire
Image caption The club was burgled and set on fire

A 24-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy have been charged over a robbery and arson attack at a west Belfast GAA club.

About £200,000 worth of damage was caused to St John's Gaelic Athletic Club on the Whiterock Road during the incident on 23 July last year.

Last year, a 19-year-old man was charged with burglary and handling stolen property over the raid.

He will appear in court again along with the other two men on Friday.

As well as extensive fire and smoke damage caused to the bar, gaming machines were also smashed and the contents taken, along with some alcohol and two cash registers during the break-in.

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