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Two more men charged with murder of Colin Horner

Colin Horner was shot dead outside a Sainsbury's store in Bangor, Co Down

Two more men have been charged with the murder of a man who was gunned down in front of his young son.

At Newtownards Magistrates Court today, 47-year-old Robert Ralph and Adrian Price (48), were charged with the murder of James Colin Horner on May 28 last year.

Three others, Newtownards men Joseph Blair (34), from Shackleton Walk, Alan Wilson (29), from Ballyrainey Road, and Ryan Smyth (30), from Windsor Gardens in Bangor, are already accused of the murder.

All five are also now jointly charged with possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life on the day of the killing.

Ralph, from the Donaghadee Road, and Price, from Bristol Park, both in Ards, are also jointly accused with Blair, Smyth and Wilson of possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life on the same date.

Ryan Smyth (right) and Terrie Aicken

Alongside them in the dock was 23-year-old Terrie Aicken, from Green Road in Conlig.

She is accused of perverting the course of justice by providing police with a false statement on June 16 last year.

Mr Horner (35) was shot dead by a lone gunman moments after he had put his three-year-old son into the back of his car at Sainsburys car park in Bangor.

The murder has been linked to a feud among rival loyalist factions.

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