Five arrested and questioned in serious crime investigation

Very little detail on this yet, so I’ll just briefly note that 5 people have now been arrested and are being questioned in relation to what is described as “dissident republican activity in Lurgan”. 4 were arrested in what seems to be a major operation when, according to eyewitness reports, up to 30 undercover and uniformed officers stopped a car [RealPlayer file] on Thursday night and the fifth was arrested in follow-up searches. From the BBC report Adds Make that six arrested Adds more Make that 6 released without charge

A security operation is continuing near the Kilwilkee estate in the town. Searches are also being carried out on the railway line between Lurgan and Portadown. Police have been attacked by stone-throwers during the operation. A security operation has been continuing near the Kilwilkee estate in the town. Searches on the railway line between Lurgan and Portadown have been suspended for the night but are to resume on Saturday.