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The PSNI is questioning a Sinn Fein councillor as part of a probe into paramilitary activity

The PSNI is questioning a Sinn Fein councillor as part of a probe into paramilitary activity

The PSNI is questioning a Sinn Fein councillor as part of a probe into paramilitary activity

A Sinn Fein councillor arrested by detectives investigating alleged paramilitary activity has been released without charge.

Former Limavady mayor Sean McGlinchey, 59, was detained in Dungiven, Co Londonderry, this morning.

He was the second Sinn Fein elected representative arrested by officers probing shootings and threats made in Dungiven over the last four years.

Last week Tony McCaul, 62, who, like Mr McGlinchey, has been elected to the shadow Causeway Coast and Glens Council, was also released unconditionally after questioning.

Seven men in total have been detained as part of the investigation.

Mr McCaul, Mr McGlinchey and four others were released without condition while a 53-year-old man was released pending a police report being sent to prosecutors.

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