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Man arrested six months after couple shot at home

By Allan Preston

Six months after a paramilitary gang shot a married couple in their west Belfast home, police have arrested a 53-year-old man on terrorism charges.

On January 12, the couple in their 50s were shot in the legs by three gunmen at their property in Norglen Parade in the Turf Lodge area.

At the time, it was reported they were protecting their teenage son from a paramilitary gang.

Yesterday morning, detectives announced they had arrested a 53-year-old man under terrorism legislation following a search of premises in east Belfast.

A PSNI statement added: "The arrest relates to a shooting incident at a house in Norglen Parade on January 12, 2017.

"The man has been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

"A search in relation to the investigation was also conducted in the west Belfast area."

At the time, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire described it as a "cowardly act of violence that has no place in our society".

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