Six arrested as PSNI target loyalist paramilitaries

Six people have been arrested in a major operation into the criminal activities of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in east Belfast
Six people have been arrested in a major operation into the criminal activities of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in east Belfast

Police have made six arrests in early-morning raids targeting loyalist paramilitaries in Belfast.

The PSNI carried out six searches in what it described as a “significant operation” in a probe into the criminal activities of the East Belfast Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF).

Six people have been arrested in a major operation into the criminal activities of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in east Belfast

Six people have been arrested in a major operation into the criminal activities of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in east Belfast

The raids were undertaken by the PSNI’s specialist Paramilitary Crime Task Force.

The organisation posted an image on Twitter on Friday morning showing armoured vehicles parked in a residential area.

Officers said the operation was focused on the greater Belfast area.

A PSNI statement said: “Officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force are conducting a significant operation in the Greater Belfast area into the criminal activities of East Belfast UVF.”

The court heard that the sexual abuse happened at an IRA safe house

The court heard that the sexual abuse happened at an IRA safe house