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Man arrested over Remembrance Day Omagh security alert

A man has been arrested by detectives investigating a security alert in Omagh in November.

The 36-year-old was held following a search of a house on Thursday morning.

A wreath-laying ceremony was abandoned on Remembrance Sunday because of the alert.

The man was arrested in connection with the security alert in the Drumragh Road area on suspicion of terrorist offences.

Detective Inspector Trevor Stevenson said: “The man has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission of a terrorist act and possession of explosives with intent to cause an explosion and has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave station in Belfast for questioning.

"Our investigation into this incident is very much ongoing and I would encourage anyone with any information which could assist us with our enquiries to contact detectives in Omagh on 101 quoting reference number 100 12/11/17.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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