Man arrested by Constable Michael Ferguson murder detectives in Derry due in court on explosives charges

A man has been charged with acquiring explosives after been arrested during searches by detectives investigating the 1993 murder of Constable Michael Ferguson in Derry.

Friday, 14th May 2021, 10:32 am
Updated Friday, 14th May 2021, 10:36 am
Constable Michael Ferguson, who was shot dead in Derry in 1993.

He is due in court next month.

Police said detectives have charged a 59 year old man with acquiring explosives following searches on Wednesday. He is expected to appear at Derry Magistrates' Court on June 9. As is usual procedure the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

The man was arrested by detectives from Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Legacy Investigation Branch in connection with the 1993 murder of Constable Michael Ferguson.

The man, along with two other men, aged 48 and 62, who were also arrested in connection with Constable Ferguson’s murder were released following questioning. The murder investigation continues.