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Two men arrested in connection with Northern Ireland KKK gang probe

By Gareth Cross

Police have arrested two men in connection with a probe into a group of people dressed up as Ku Klux Klan members in Newtownards around Halloween.

A group of people dressed up as members of the hate group on Saturday October 27 and posted for photos outside the Islamic Centre in the area.

A 33-year-old and 36-year-old have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Police conducted a number of planned searches at addresses in the Newtownards area on Thursday morning. A number of items were seized and have been taken away for further examination. 

The 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of displaying written material to stir up hatred or arouse fear, and on suspicion of possession of a Class C controlled drug.

The 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of displaying written material to stir up hatred or arouse fear.

Both men have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

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