Man, 50, in courtroom for possessing paperwork following PSNI knowledge breach

A person charged with possessing paperwork following a Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) knowledge breach will seem in courtroom on Monday.

PSNI mentioned the 50-year-old, who has been charged with possessing paperwork or data prone to be helpful to terrorists and possession of articles to be used in terrorism, will seem at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court.

Personal knowledge on all serving members of the PSNI was printed earlier this month following an error by a junior member of employees in response to a Freedom of Information request.

Details launched included the surname and first preliminary of each worker, their rank or grade, the place they’re based mostly and the unit they work in.

Chief Constable Simon Byrne confirmed final week that dissident republicans had entry to the data and he believed it could be used to intimidate and goal police.

A doc posted near the Sinn Fein workplace within the Falls Road, Belfast, included details about a considerable variety of law enforcement officials and employees, though their names had been eliminated.

Multiple knowledge breaches have come to mild, together with the lack of a police officer’s laptop computer and pocket book which contained particulars of 42 officers and members of employees after the objects fell from a transferring automobile.

A 39-year-old man detained in relation to the breach following a search in Lurgan, Co Armagh on Wednesday has been launched on bail.

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