14/12/2017

Man Arrested Over Terrorism Charges In Omagh

A man has been arrested in connection with terrorism-related charges following a security alert in Omagh in November.

The suspect, aged 36, was detained after a house search in the area on Thursday, 14 December.

A wreath-laying ceremony was abandoned on Remembrance Sunday due to the incident on the Drumragh Road.
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Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson said: "The man has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission of a terrorist act and possession of explosives with intent to cause an explosion and has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave station in Belfast for questioning.

"Our investigation into this incident is very much ongoing and I would encourage anyone with any information which could assist us with our enquiries to contact detectives in Omagh on 101 quoting reference number 100 12/11/17.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

(CD/MH)


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