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Ruth Patterson: DUP accuse police of "sensationalist" arrest

The Democratic Unionist Party has accused the police of making a "sensationalist" arrest of its Belfast councillor Ruth Patterson.

Mrs Patterson is being questioned about comments she made on the social media website about a republican parade in County Tyrone.

In a conversation on Facebook, she had responded to someone else's post about an imaginary attack on the parade in Castlederg in which several people including Sinn Féin figures are killed.

BBC NI Political Correspondent Martina Purdy reports.

  • 02 Aug 2013