TWO MEN ARRESTED OVER PROBE INTO UVF INTIMIDATION OF FAMILIES IN EAST BELFAST

DETECTIVES have arrested two men as part of an investigation into the intimidation of a number of families in east Belfast.

Last week PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton said he believed members of the UVF were involved in the intimidation of four families living in the mixed community development area of Cantrell Close in east Belfast

Detective Chief Inspector Gary Reid said: “Detectives from Criminal Investigation Branch have today arrested two men in East Belfast under the Terrorism Act on suspicion of membership of a proscribed organisation, namely the UVF. 

“The men, aged 37 and 40, have been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite where they are currently helping police with their enquiries.

“Police are continuing to investigate the intimidation of families in Cantrell Close and the Chief Constable has recently said he believes the UVF are responsible for this.

“Today’s arrests are part of our ongoing investigation into the UVF in East Belfast, including the intimidation of families in Cantrell Close.”

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