Searches in Derry and Strabane following 15 funeral arrests

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Police were today conducting searches across Derry and Strabane following the arrest of 15 men at the funeral of murdered local man Michael Barr.

PSNI District Commander Superintendent Mark McEwan said: “Police are conducting a number of searches in Derry City and Strabane District this morning, linked to the policing operation at the funeral of Michael Barr in Strabane yesterday.”

The 15 men arrested in the Strabane yesterday this afternoon were still in police custody.

The 15 men were taken for questioning to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave PSNI Station in Belfast yesterday after the Funeral service.

The ‘Journal’ understands that at least six of those arrested come from Derry, whilst others come from Dublin and County Tyrone.

Michael Barr who was gunned down in Dublin on April 25.

The deceased was killed in the Sunset House pub where he worked.