Two Irish News reports of interest from yesterday, both relating to the arrest of Harry Fitzsimmons on an European Arrest Warrant. The first report notes that
Acting on intelligence, Dublin-based detectives from the forces Extradition Unit travelled to the Co Louth town on Tuesday November 10 and arrested the 40-year-old Belfast man, who had been on the run for three years. Garda sources confirmed that officers from Dundalk itself were not involved in the arrest operation.
The second report notes that the police are still refusing to release “a likeness or even a basic description” of the fourth man who pleaded guilty to abducting Bobby Tohill – 35-year-old Liam Rainey, of New Barnsley Crescent, Belfast, who remains on the run. From the Irish News report
Rainey remains at large, with police refusing to release a likeness or even a basic description to help the public identify him. Their continued refusal has led to accusations that the PSNI may be reluctant to actively seek his capture because of political pressure. The official police response to repeated press requests for the photographs has remained the same since the men disappeared. “Each individual case is treated on its own merits with due regard to specific circumstances, a spokesman said yesterday. “In each case, the most appropriate and proportionate measures are taken. “Efforts to locate this man are ongoing and police will continue to take the most appropriate action deemed necessary to execute the warrant. “We do not intend to detail further.”