Seven men have appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of a senior police officer in Tyrone. Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell was shot a number of times in February.
The men appeared before Dungannon Magistrates Court this morning accused of DCI Caldwell's attempted murder, and other offences linked to the shooting.
All seven were from the Omagh and Coalisland areas. DCI Caldwell was shot multiple times in front of his son as he finished coaching youth football at a sports complex in Omagh on February the 22nd.
He sustained life-changing injuries, and made his first appearance in public since the attack at a garden party hosted by the king and Queen at Hillsborough Castle last week.
Two of the men, aged 38 and 45, have also been charged with IRA membership while three of the seven, aged 28, 33 and 47, have been charged with preparation of terrorist acts.