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Derry man arrested over activity in Syria

Derry-born jihadist Eamon Bradley on horseback in Syria
Derry-born jihadist Eamon Bradley on horseback in Syria
Smoke and flames rise from an Islamic State fighters' position in the town of Kobani during airstrikes by the US led coalition seen from the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Police have arrested a man in Londonderry over alleged activity in Syria.

Eamon Bradley, 25, was arrested in the Creggan area of the city today.

He has been taken to Antrim police station for questioning.

Earlier this year his family expressed fears he had gone to Syria to fight in the country's on-going civil war, having originally told them he was going to Turkey on holiday.

It is believed Mr Bradley returned to Derry a few days ago.

It is understood detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Serious Crime Branch are working to establish if Mr Bradley was indeed in Syria over the last number of months and, if so, what he was doing there.

A PSNI spokeswoman said: "Detectives from Serious Crime Branch have arrested a 25-year-old man in Derry as part of inquiries into reports of alleged activity in Syria earlier this year.

"The suspect was arrested in the Creggan area of the city and has been taken to Antrim police station for questioning."

Further reading:

Derryman's journey from disillusioned teen to Syrian jihadist leaves neighbours at complete loss  

James Foley beheading: Hunt is now on to find the home-grown jihad recruits 

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