DETECTIVES have arrested a man in connection with an INLA gun party firing shots over a coffin in west Belfast last week.
Two males at the top of steps last Tuesday, masked and wearing black clothing as the cortege of Barry McMullan passed.
Two young children were close by when the INLA men produced handguns and fired a volley of shots into the air.
Detective Inspector David Lowans said: “Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch last night arrested a 53 year old man in the east Belfast area on suspicion of violent dissident republican activity.
“He has been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite where he is currently being interviewed.
“This arrest is in connection with an ongoing investigation into reports that shots were fired over a coffin in the West Belfast area on Tuesday 4th July 2017.
“Searches were also carried out last night in West Belfast.
“Police would appeal to the public to contact them with any information which could assist their enquiries by phoning either 101 or the confidential Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.”