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Three arrested over masked UVF Pitt Park gathering

A group of masked men were seen in the Pitt Park area of east Belfast last month

Another three people have been arrested over what police have termed a “significant” gathering in east Belfast last month.

The three men, aged 19, 33 and 46, were arrested on suspicion of terrorism and other related offences.

More than 20 arrests have been made in the police probe into the gathering at Pitt Park on February 2 and activities linked to the east Belfast UVF.

Detective Chief Superintendent John McVea said: “Our investigation into the gathering at Pitt Park and activities linked to east Belfast UVF is continuing, and today’s arrests were conducted under the Terrorism Act. Those arrested will now be questioned in Musgrave Street Serious Crime Suite.

“I would continue to appeal to anyone in the community who has information or footage regarding the incident or criminality in the area, to contact the police.”

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