Man held over dissident republican activity

Tuesday 23 April 2013 11.04
The arrest was made by PSNI officers assisted by detectives in England
The arrest was made by PSNI officers assisted by detectives in England

PSNI detectives investigating dissident republican activity have arrested a 50-year-old man in England.

The suspect, who is originally from the Lurgan area of Co Armagh, was detained in Lancashire this morning.

The arrest was made by PSNI officers assisted by detectives from the North West Counter Terrorism Unit in England.

The man is to be returned to Northern Ireland for questioning at an Antrim police base.

It is believed he was arrested in connection with activity dating back a number of years.