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Four men arrested in dissident republican investigation

Seamus McKinney

POLICE investigating dissident republic activity have arrested four men following searches at a number of properties in Derry, Dungiven and Limavady.

Three men, aged 49, 21 and 19, were arrested under the Terrorism Act while a 61-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice during one of the searches.

Six properties in total were targeted.

A PSNI spokesman, who described it as a “proactive policing operation” , said: “A number of items, including clothing and electronic devices were seized and have been taken away for further forensic examination."

The police operation follows the arrest of two men, aged 38 and 39, in Belfast's Ardoyne area and Derry's Creggan on Tuesday in connection with the New IRA. Both men were later released after questioning at the PSNI's Musgrave serious crime suite.

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