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Arrest made over threat to Robin Swann, UUP leader Doug Beattie says

Health Minister Robin Swann
Maeve Connolly

An arrest has been made following a threat against Health Minister Robin Swann, UUP leader Doug Beattie has said.

Mr Beattie made the claim while speaking to journalists at Stormont this morning.

The PSNI said it does not discuss the security of individuals "and no inference should be drawn from this".

“However, if we receive information that a person’s life may be at risk, we will inform them accordingly. We never ignore anything which may put an individual at risk.”

Meanwhile, police in Newtownards today arrested a man in his forties on suspicion of harassment, threats to kill and persistent improper use of electronic communications.


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