Northern Ireland

Two police officers arrested in Cookstown 'corruption' probe

Two police officers have been arrested following an investigation into alleged corruption in County Tyrone.

Five other PSNI officers from the same team in Cookstown have been moved to other duties.

A full investigation by the Police Service of Northern Ireland's internal anti-corruption unit is under way.

The two officers have been released on bail and are currently suspended from duty.

Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton said the service expected officers to act with integrity at all times.

He said any conduct, on or off duty, which was likely to discredit the PSNI would be investigated to establish if there had been a breach of the code of ethics.

Any breach, he said, could result in a criminal or disciplinary investigation by the police or the Ombudsman and suspensions and relocations could be employed pending the outcome.