Arrest made in probe into shots fired over coffin

A man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of violent dissident republican activity in connection with an investigation into reports of shots being fired over a coffin in West Belfast on Tuesday.

Thursday, 6th July 2017, 9:26 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:27 am
Police have appealed for information

Detective Inspector David Lowans said: “Detectives from Serious Crime Branch have tonight arrested a 53 year old man in the east Belfast area on suspicion of violent dissident republican activity. He has been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite where he is currently being interviewed.

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“This arrest is in connection with an ongoing investigation into reports that shots were fired over a coffin in the West Belfast area on Tuesday 4th July 2017.

“Searches were also carried out tonight in West Belfast.”

He added: “Police would appeal to the public to contact them with any information which could assist their enquiries by phoning either 101 or the confidential Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.”