Man arrested in Fermanagh on terrorism charges released

THE MAN who was arrested in Fermanagh under the Terrorism Act, in relation to the discovery of a suspected improvised explosive device in Co Louth at the weekend, has since been released from custody following questioning.

The arrest came following a search of a property in Letterbreen on Sunday, with police also search properties in Enniskillen and Garrision.

The searches were part of a cross-border operation by the PSNI and An Garda Siochana following the discovery of a the suspected device in the Ravensadale area of Louth on Sunday morning.


The device was taken away for forensic examination, and the two forces launched an investigation.

“Working in support of An Garda Síochána we carried out a search of a property in the Letterbreen area on Sunday morning, 9th June,” said a PSNI spokesman.

“A 42-year-old man was arrested under Section 41 Terrorism of the Terrorism Act 2000 and has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station for questioning.

“A vehicle and other items were also seized from the property and have been removed for further forensic examination.”

They added searches had been carried out in Enniskillen, where a second vehicle was seized, and a further search was also conducted at a property in the Garrison area.

“Our investigation is continuing and we will be providing full support to An Garda Síochána as enquiries continue,” said the spokesman.

“We are grateful for the support of local communities and encourage anyone with information, or concerns, to contact us on 101 or report online via


“Alternatively, information can be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”

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