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Arrest after shots fired over coffin at Belfast funeral

Police have arrested a man after shots were fired over a coffin in west Belfast.

Detective Inspector David Lowans said: "Detectives from Serious Crime Branch have today arrested a 54-year-old man in the Lisburn 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 July 4 2017.

“Searches were also carried out last night in the Andersonstown area of 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."

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