MAN ARRESTED OVER SECURITY ALERTS IN NEWTOWNABBEY

Crude bomb found at St Mary's Catholic Church in Glengormley

Crude bomb found at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Glengormley

DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch are carrying a series of searches on Tuesday into recent security alerts in Newtowabbey, Co Antrim.

A 24-year-old man has been arrested and has been taken to the serious crime suite in Antrim for questioning.

There have been a spate of alerts in Newtownbbey in recent weeks.

A number of viable but crude devices have been found but in other cases the alerts turned out to be hoaxes.

Two Catholic Churches have been targeted, including St Mary’s On The Hill.

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