28/02/2020

Arrests Made In Crumlin Security Alert Probe

Detectives investigating a security alert in Crumlin have made three arrests following searches in Belfast and Newry.

The alert caused disruption in the Co Antrim town on Thursday 16 January when a device was discovered wedged into the front grill of a car.

Police were supported by the Terrorism Investigation Unit this morning, 28 February, when searching four properties in the Newry, Belfast and Dunmurry areas.
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Two men aged 55 and a third aged 58 were arrested under the Terrorism Act and taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

Police have renewed their appeal for information relating to the incident.

The alert was sparked in the Lurgan Road area, close to the junction of Maple Park and anyone with details they believe may be relevant can contact detectives on 101 quoting reference 1665 of 16/01/20.

Details can also be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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