Belfast Telegraph

Four quizzed over reporter threats

Two men and two women are being questioned over death threats against a journalist following a story that a suspected criminal was stopped by gardai while wearing women's underwear.

The four were detained with two others by detectives on Monday after the intimidation forced Sunday World crime reporter Mick McCaffrey to leave his home.

They were being detained under anti-gang legislation at Kevin Street Garda Station in Dublin city.

The inquiry began in July after the Sunday World published a story that a suspected hitman had been stopped by gardai in the Phoenix Park wearing women's underwear.

Two of the six arrested have been released without charge.

The suspects were also questioned over threats made to a Dublin-based garda officer.

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