Derry man taken to Belfast by police investigating 'New IRA' released

A Derry man taken to Belfast by police investigating the 'New IRA' yesterday has been released.

Friday, 10th September 2021, 11:19 am
PSNI arrest.

The 49 year old man was arrested in Derry on Thursday by detectives from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit, as part of an ongoing investigation relating to the activities of the 'New IRA.' He has been released following questioning.

The investigation remains ongoing, police said.

Officers from the PSNI's Terrorism Investigation Unit, supported by policing colleagues in Derry City And Strabane District, carried out a search and arrest operation in the Derry area on Thursday, September 9.

Detective Inspector Clara Heaton said: “The operation and arrest is part of our ongoing investigation relating to the activities of the New IRA.

"This arrest is a continued demonstration of our commitment to use all tools at our disposal to reduce the threat posed by violent dissident republicans and I would encourage anyone with information in relation to the New IRA to contact police."