Press release

Ciarán Maxwell sentencing

Secretary of State praises police and other agencies after former Royal Marine was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

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Speaking after the sentence was delivered, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP said:

I pay tribute to the police and other agencies in successfully bringing this case before the courts. This has undoubtedly saved lives.

A large volume of dangerous material was seized and this significant jail sentence is an indication of the harm that this individual posed.

Published 31 July 2017