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Further arrest and searches in Peggy O'Hara INLA funeral investigation

Published 06/10/2015

Scenes from the funeral of Peggy O’Hara in Derry with up to 100 masked paramilitaries on show.
Scenes from the funeral of Peggy O’Hara in Derry with up to 100 masked paramilitaries on show.

Police have carried out further searches in Londonderry and arrested a man in connection with paramilitary displays at the wake and funeral of Peggy O'Hara.

Dozens of people in paramilitary-style uniform attended the July funeral of Peggy O'Hara - the mother of INLA member Patsy O'Hara who died on hunger strike in the Maze Prison in 1981.

Days before the funeral masked men were filmed firing shots over her coffin outside her home.

Police were criticised for appearing to allow the funeral procession to proceed without intervening.

However, Chief Constable George Hamilton defended his officers actions saying they were in attendance gathering evidence.

On Tuesday a 40-year-old was arrested and taken to a Belfast police station for questioning.

His arrest is the seventh in the police investigation.

However, no one has been charged in relation to the two incidents.

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