A MAN wanted for questioning in connection with a major operation targeting a republican vigilante group has turned himself in to police in Derry.
The man, in his twenties, was arrested yesterday morning when he presented himself to police along with his solicitor. He was being questioned last night at Antrim serious crime suite. The arrest is linked to the police operation targeting vigilante group Republican Action Against Drugs in the Creggan area of Derry on July 12 when a number of suspect firearms were uncovered.
A political row erupted when police also searched the home of Sinn Fein mayor of Derry, Kevin Campbell as part of the operation. Police from Belfast, who carried out the search, removed two laptop computers and mobile phones from Mr Campbell’s home. Police said they searched the house because they saw two men running near Mr Campbell’s home on the night of the operation. All seized material has since been returned to the mayor.
WITH MANY THANKS TO : SEAMUS McKINNEY, IRISH NEWS.
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