The PSNI has seized a vehicle, mobile phones and clothing during a search linked to a dissident republican plot to blow up a lorry due to cross the Irish Sea on Brexit day.

The items were recovered at a property in the Lurgan area of Co Armagh today and have been taken away for further examination.

Police received a report that an explosive device was on a lorry in Belfast docks on 31 January, the day the UK left the EU.

The report claimed the ferry was due to travel to Scotland.

An intensive search was carried out but nothing was found and the ferry sailed as planned.

But three days later, on Monday 3 February, officers received a further report that a device was attached to a lorry belonging to a named haulage company.

After a two-day operation, which involved the search of 400 vehicles, an explosive device was found attached to a heavy goods vehicle in the Silverwood Industrial Estate in Lurgan.

It was made safe by British army bomb disposal officers.