21/02/2003

Computer equipment seized by police

Police have seized computer equipment during planned searches in west Belfast last night.

A number of computer disks were also confiscated by police during a search of six houses in Lenadoon and Andersonstown.

Sinn Fein has condemned the police operation, with one councillor saying that last night's events placed a further strain on those working to find a resolution to the political impasse.

(GMcG)

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