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Belfast man arrested after suspected pepper spray seized by police

Police officers search a flat in the Divis Tower, west Belfast on December 9th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Police officers search a flat in the Divis Tower, west Belfast on December 9th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

A man has been arrested after suspected canisters of pepper spray and CS Gas were seized by police in Belfast.

Searches were carried out at Divis Tower in west Belfast and in south Belfast on Monday morning.

Police officers search a flat in the Divis Tower, west Belfast on December 9th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Police officers search a flat in the Divis Tower, west Belfast on December 9th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Detectives from the PSNI's Terrorism Investigation Unit arrested a man in west Belfast on suspicion of possession of a prohibited weapon and an offence linked to the running of an illegal lottery.

He is being questioned by detectives at Musgrave Police Station.

Police officers search a flat in the Divis Tower, west Belfast on December 9th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)
Police officers search a flat in the Divis Tower, west Belfast on December 9th 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

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