Four arrested by anti-terror police after six raids against violent republican activity across Derry, Dungiven and Limavady released

Four men - ranging in age from their teens to their 60s - arrested by anti-terror police after searches in Derry, Dungiven and Limavady yesterday have been released.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 4:59 pm
Four arrests.
Four arrests.

Clothes and electronic equipment were seized after six searches in the city and in the north Derry towns on Wednesday.

Detectives from Strand Road, along with colleagues from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit investigating dissident republican activity, made the four arrests.

Today the PSNI confirmed that three men aged 49, 21 and 19 years old arrested yesterday have been released following questioning.

A 61 year old man arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Yesterday Detective Inspector Finlay said: “Officers carried out a number of searches at residential premises, with three searches conducted in the Derry/Londonderry area and two further searches carried out in the Dungiven area this morning.

"A further search of a house was carried out by officers in the Limavady area, as part of the investigation. A number of items, including clothing and electronic devices were seized and have been taken away for further forensic examination. The searches and arrests are in relation to the ongoing investigation into dissident republican activity in the Derry/Londonderry area.

“The men, aged 49, 21 and 19 years old were arrested under the Terrorism Act. A 61 year old man has also been arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of Justice."