23/10/2018

Man Released Over L'Derry Paramilitary Style Attack

A 51-year-old man arrested under the Terrorism Act by detectives investigating a paramilitary-style attack in L'Derry has been released.

He was arrested in the Creggan area of the city on Monday, 22 October, on suspicion of carrying out an attack on 05 October, when a man was shot in both legs in the Brandywell area.

It followed a search of a property on Thursday evening, during which a number of items were seized as part of an ongoing investigation into dissident republican activity.
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The suspect was taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning, before being released later on Monday evening.

PSNI Detective Inspector Heaton said: "Paramilitary style attacks are barbaric and, despite claims from the groups responsible that they are protecting their communities, they are only ever about people cementing their own status and control over their communities.

"We are committed to tackling all types of violence linked to paramilitaries and will continue to work in partnership with local agencies, residents and community representatives to keep people safe."



(JG)

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