Police in Northern Ireland have arrested three men after weapons were seized following a disturbance at a funeral in Co Tyrone.

Scuffles broke out during the service at a church on the Melmount Road in Strabane this morning.

The incident prompted a significant police operation and three men, aged 17, 22, and 32 were arrested.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said the weapons seized included two billhooks, several Stanley knives and more than a dozen hatchets.

No serious injuries were reported.

The PSNI said it was aware of online reports that shots had been fired but said officers had found no evidence to support those claims.

District Commander Chief Superintendent Emma Bond said: "A disturbance did break out within the church however it was quickly addressed.

"A number of dangerous weapons were seized and we are thankful to have been able to remove these items from the streets.

"We are aware of tensions between individuals who were in attendance at the funeral and I am appealing to anyone with influence to help bring about a calm resolution to the current issues."