SUSPECT RELEASED OVER ARDOYNE DISSIDENT REPUBLICAN GUN VIDEO

Dissident republican gunman fires shot into the air in Ardoyne last month

Dissident republican gunman fires shot into the air in Ardoyne last month

A MAN arrested over the video of a dissident republican gunman firing shots in Ardoyne during a band parade last month has been released from custody.

Officers from Tennent Street arrested the 41-year-old man on Tuesday on suspicion of dissident republican activity in the Berwick Street area of Belfast on Saturday, 30th March.

The man was being held at the serious crime suite in Antrim for questioning under the Terrorism Act 2006.

However, on Wednesday evening he was released by police unconditionally.

Belfast Daily revealed yesterday that the suspect was being questioned about dressing up in paramilitary style clothing and firing a number of shots into the air at Berwick Road, just off Alliance Avenue in the north of the city.

The video of the dissident republican gunman firing shots in Ardoyne during a band parade was a bid to raise money from Irish-American supporters, police believe.

Security chiefs believe Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH) is attempting to raise further funds to carry on its terror campaign ahead of this summer’s G8 summit of world leaders in Co Fermanagh.

The video of a masked and hooded man firing shots into the air from a handgun in Ardoyne, north Belfast on Saturday, March 30, was later posted up on YouTube.

It happened during the Henry Joy McCracken Republican Flute Band parade which was organised by Republican Network for Unity, the political wing of ONH.

A number of young children, dressed in paramilitary style clothing, took part in the parade which was not monitored from the ground or air by the PSNI.#

The images of the children sparked a public outcry that adults would put them at such risk and danger.

 

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