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PSNI make arrest after improvised explosive device found

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's (PSNI) Terrorism Investigation Unit have made an arrest after a suspected improvised explosive device was found in Co Louth.

The PSNI has been working with colleagues in An Garda Síochána, who had carried out a search in the Ravensdale area during the early hours of 9th June. This is when the device was found.

The device has been taken for further forensic examination while enquiries continue.

Detective Chief Inspector Hamlin from the Police Service’s Terrorism Investigation Unit said: “Working in support of An Garda Síochána we carried out a search of a property in the Letterbreen area on Sunday morning, 9th June.

“A 42-year-old man was arrested under Section 41 Terrorism of the Terrorism Act 2000 and has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station for questioning.

“A vehicle and other items were also seized from the property and have been removed for further forensic examination.

“Searches were also carried out today, Sunday 9th June, in the Enniskillen area where a second vehicle was seized and a further search was also conducted at a property in the Garrison area.

“Our investigation is continuing and we will be providing full support to An Garda Síochána as enquiries continue.”

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