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PSNI release woman (52) after arrest in connection with New IRA bomb-making activities

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Police have released a 52-year-old woman in Derry arrested on Tuesday in the Creggan area as part of an investigation into the New IRA.

An update from the PSNI said the woman has now been released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

Earlier on Tuesday, the PSNI had said the woman was taken to Musgrave Police Station in Belfast for further questioning and was arrested under the Terrorism Act.

PSNI Detective Inspector Clara Heaton had commented: “Today’s arrest is part of Operation Ledging, which is our ongoing investigation into the New IRA’s bomb-making activities, as well as the group’s storage of explosive devices and equipment.

“Our investigation is focused on keeping the community safe and protecting them from the threat posed by violent groups.

"The manufacture, storage and use of unstable, home-made explosive devices in residential areas indiscriminately puts everyone at risk.

“I would, again, strongly urge people to report any suspicions they have about violent criminal activity in our community to police on 101. Alternatively, information can be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous.”

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