DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Criminal Investigation Branch and Paramilitary Crime Task Force, investigating a UVF show of strength at Pitt Park in east Belfast last month arrested four men this morning (Friday 5th March ).
A number of searches are ongoing in east Belfast, Dundonald and Newtownards areas.
The men, aged 40, 45, 48, and 52 years old were arrested on suspicion of terrorism, and other related offences.
Detective Chief Superintendent John McVea said: “Our investigation into the gathering at Pitt Park and activities linked to east Belfast UVF is continuing.
“Today’s arrests were conducted under the Terrorism Act.
“Those arrested will now be questioned in Musgrave Street Serious Crime Suite.
“I would continue to appeal to anyone in the community who has information or footage regarding the incident or criminality in the area, to contact the police.”