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Loyalist mob attack in Larne: woman is released

Four men and a woman have now been questioned by police after a loyalist paramilitary mob went on the rampage in Larne.

Yesterday, a 22-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice. She was later released pending a report to the PPS.

A 32-year-old man was arrested in the Larne area in connection with the disorder and a 41-year-old man was detained in Carrickfergus. Both were arrested under the Terrorism Act.

They were arrested by detectives investigating paramilitary violence in Larne on March 30.

A 31-year-old man, who was arrested in Larne and Friday, and a 40-year-old man who was arrested in Carrickfergus on Saturday, were both questioned and released on Saturday.

Up to 100 people went on the rampage in the Ferris Avenue and Knockdhu Park area of Larne, where masked men wrecked houses and attacked police. One man was seriously injured and a police officer suffered an eye wound. Police blamed the south east Antrim faction of the UDA.

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