Four arrested by police investigating report of masked gang firing shots in Derry released

Four men arrested in Derry by PSNI detectives investigating an incident in which masked men reportedly fired a volley of shots in the air last month have been released.

Thursday, 3rd June 2021, 9:55 am
Four arrests.

Detectives investigating the incident in the Ardfoyle area on the evening of Friday, May 21 arrested the men on Wednesday after conducting a number of searches of properties in the city.

The men, aged 29, 42 and two aged 39, were arrested under the Terrorism Act and taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station for questioning.

A number of items were seized and have been taken away for further examination.

The incident involving at least 12 masked men who had gathered in Ardfoyle, just off Bishop Street, was reported to police just before 9pm on Friday, May 21.

Police subsequently became aware of video footage circulating on social media showing masked men firing shots into the air.

The men have been released following questioning.

The investigation remains ongoing.