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The 62-year-old man arrested at Heathrow becomes the 10th suspect arrested in the campaign against terrorist group New IRA


The 62-year-old man is arrested at Heathrow and taken to Belfast when he is the 10th suspect in a major campaign against the New IRA terrorist group

  • The 62-year-old man lives in Scotland and was brought to Belfast for questioning
  • He was arrested by detectives at Heathrow Airport under the Terrorism Act
  • Ten people were arrested during a police investigation into the New IRA

A man arrested at Heathrow Airport in London as part of an investigation by the New IRA has been brought to Belfast for questioning, police said.

The 62-year-old lives in Scotland and was arrested by anti-terrorist forces.

After the arrest, Police Scotland ransacked property in the Blackhall area of ​​Edinburgh.

A total of 10 people were arrested during the police operation against the republican dissident organization.

A 62-year-old man who lives in Scotland was arrested at Heathrow Airport and taken to Belfast for questioning

Two were charged and appeared in court on Saturday morning.

Northern Ireland Police Department (PSNI) deputy chief of police, Barbara Gray, said: "PSNI's Terrorism Investigation Detectives arrested a 62-year-old man at Heathrow Airport under the Terrorism Act today in connection with an ongoing investigation into the activities of the new IRA.

"The man, who lives in Scotland and was arrested as part of Operation Arbacia, was brought to Northern Ireland and is currently in the Musgrave Serious Criminal Suite, where he is being interrogated."

A total of 10 people have now been arrested as part of Operation Arbacia.

Two of them have been charged and appeared in court this morning.

Journalist Lyra McKee, 29, was shot dead by a new IRA shooter on the night of April 18, 2019 while watching a riot in Derry

Journalist Lyra McKee, 29, was shot dead by a new IRA shooter on the night of April 18, 2019 while watching a riot in Derry

The New IRA is against the peace process in Northern Ireland in the 1990s and carried out numerous attacks on the police.

The group, founded in 2012, has its origins in republican splinter organizations and has been involved in murders, guns and bombing.

Since the death of journalist Lyra McKee last year, the security forces have focused on the organization's activities again.

Lyra McKee, 29, was shot dead by a new IRA shooter on the night of April 18, 2019 while watching a riot in the Creggan area of ​​Derry.

The New IRA admitted to the murder of McKee but accused police of provoking riots that preceded the gun attack in which she died.

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