24/07/2015

Five Arrested In Connection With Attempted Murder Of Police In Lurgan

Five people have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of police in Lurgan, Co Armagh, last weekend.

Families had to be evacuated from their homes during the security operation in the Victoria Street area on Saturday.

Three men, aged 31, 36 and 46, were arrested on Thursday. Another two men, aged 28 and 46, were arrested on Friday morning.
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Detective Superintendent Karen Baxter from Serious Crime Branch said: "A number of properties have been searched and several items have been removed for forensic examination. The suspects have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Antrim police station for questioning.

"This is an active and ongoing investigation. I would like to thank the community for their continued patience and support. I would again urge people to remain vigilant. If you notice anything suspicious please contact us straight away on 101 or 999 in an emergency."

Police are appealing to anyone with information to contact them.

(CD/JP)

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