Two more suspects set for court over violent Longford feud row

Six people now charged in connection to unruly stand-off

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Judge Seamus Hughes

Two more people are due to appear before Judge Seamus Hughes in connection to an alleged violent row on the streets of Longford earlier this month

A man and a woman are to appear in court this morning charged in connection to an alleged violent feud related row in Longford town earlier this month.

The pair were arrested last night by gardaí and questioned over an incident which involved two warring local families allegedly goading and intimidating each other with weapons on July 12.

They are both expected to appear at Mullingar District Court before Judge Seamus Hughes.

It brings to six the number of people arrested and charged in connection to a row which has since been widely viewed and distributed on social media.

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John Stokes (48) 33 Springlawn, Longford, Christopher Stokes (19), 10 Ardeevan, Longford, Jason Farrell (29) 8 Garvey's Close, Longford and Michael Mears (21) have already been charged over the same incident and remanded in custody by Judge Seamus Hughes.

During that sitting and as previously revealed by the Leader the row, involving two families some of whom are related to one another, involved a nine year old child who allegedly brandished a hammer from his tracksuit bottoms.

In remanding the four into custody, Judge Hughes described the scenes he witnessed on social media as "absolutely appalling stuff" and said the courts needed to take a tough handed approach to Longford's spiralling feuding problem.

They have since been remanded in custody for a second time until August 4 next.

For more on this story, see next week's Longford Leader.