Arrests in connection to loyalist feud

Undoubtedly stung by the criticism of their apparent inability to take action during loyalist paramilitary intimidation in Garnerville estate over the past few days, the BBC are reporting that police have arrested 11 people and charged 7 others in connection to the loyalist feud. And there’s a security operation at a housing estate in Holywood, Co Down.

According to the report –

Officers have also carried out 63 searches in connection with the feud and are also carrying out a security operation in Holywood, County Down.

Three police and Army checkpoints have also been set up around the estate.

Police said the operation was to prevent a repeat of scenes in the Garnerville estate in east Belfast when the UVF forced LVF members to leave.

There’s no indication of how long they can continue that kind of approach to the problem though..

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