Northern Ireland

Man arrested in Lurgan as part of dissident republican investigation

Police searches in Lurgan Image copyright Press Eye
Image caption A major police operation is under way in Lurgan in relation to dissident republican activity

Police investigating dissident republican activity have arrested a 22-year-old man in Lurgan.

Four other men arrested after searches in the County Armagh town and in Coalisland, County Tyrone, on Wednesday, are still being questioned.

Police evacuated an estimated 15 homes in Lurgan's Woodville Avenue during Wednesday's searches.

Forensic teams and police using a sniffer dog carried out the searches.

Three men, two aged 22 and one aged 24, were arrested in Lurgan and a 46-year-old in Coalisland.

Meanwhile, police in the Republic of Ireland have arrested a 53-year-old man in the Carrickmacross area of County Monaghan as part of an investigation into dissident activity.

A house and surrounding area were searched on Thursday.

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Image caption Police have evacuated 15 homes in Lurgan as part of the searches

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