Tyrone brothers jailed over dissident terrorist training camp

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Two Co Tyrone brothers who attended a dissident republican training camp on the outskirts of Omagh have been jailed for a string of terrorist-related offences.

Terence Aiden Coney (36) from Malabhui Road in Carrickmore and his 37-year old brother Gavin Joseph Coney from Gorticashel Road in Omagh were each sentenced to serve five years and nine months - half of which will be spent on licence with the remainder spend on supervised licence when they are released from prison.

The pair appeared in the dock alongside co-accused Sharon Rafferty (39) from Cabhan Aluinn in Pomeroy and Sean Kelly (49) from Duneane Crescent in Toomebridge, who are due to be sentenced tomorrow for charges linked to the terrorist training camp.

Belfast Crown Court heard the presence of the terrorist training camp was discovered by the security forces, who had placed Kelly under surveillance.

Several conversations that were recorded between Kelly and Rafferty over a six month period in 2011 and 2012 revealed that the pair discussed the efficiency of various weapons. Other conversations included discussing the personal details and address of the Governor of HMP Maghaberry as well as funding.

Kelly and Rafferty also discussed details about the training camp at Formil Wood on the Gorticashel Road on the outskirts of Omagh.