Northern Ireland

Woman arrested in Belfast 'sought information on witnesses'

A woman has been charged with terrorism offences for allegedly trying to identify people currently under the PSNI Witness Protection Scheme.

The offences allegedly took place while the woman worked for the Northern Ireland Housing Executive.

The 32-year-old is accused of collecting information likely to be useful to terrorists and misconduct in public office.

She was arrested in Belfast on Monday and is to appear in court on Thursday.

A 28-year-old woman also arrested on Monday was released pending further enquiries.