Man arrested in RUC/PSNI New IRA probe – suspect questioned over Tyrone shooting attack

CCTV image of a shooting incident in Strabane, Co Tyrone in December 2014

A 32-year-old man has been arrested in the Strabane under the Terrorism Act by detectives from PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit.

The man has been arrested in the PSNI’s probe into dissident republican activity linked to the New IRA.

He was also arrested in connection to an attempted paramilitary style attack in the Ballycolman area of the Strabane on December 2 last year which police believe was carried out on behalf of the Irish Republican Movement (IRM).

In that incident a takeaway driver was left traumatised after a lone gunman walked up to him and started firing a gun at his legs. The man was left in shock but not physically injured.

The incident was caught on camera and circulated widely on social media.

The IRM is considered by police a violent dissident republican grouping which was formed by former members of Oglaigh na hEireann following its ceasefire in 2018.

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Detective Inspector Andrew Hamlin added: “It is completely unacceptable to bring a gun out onto a street on a Sunday evening when children could still be up getting ready for the school week ahead.

“Once again, these groups show that they do not care about the communities that they claim to protect. We are committed to protecting the community from terrorism and will continue to work in partnership with local agencies, residents and community representatives to keep people safe.”

The suspect has been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

With many thanks to the: Belfast Telegraph for the original story

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