Man arrested in connection with dissident republican activity in Strabane released

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Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch detained the 49-year-old yesterday morning in Strabane.

The arrest came as part of investigations into “ongoing violent dissident republican activity” in the town.

The PSNI said the man has been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Numerous searches have been carried out in the area since a mortar bomb and a rifle was uncovered in the town last month.

Local Councillor Patsy Kelly says police must be looking for something else: