Press release

Ciarán Maxwell sentencing

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


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