Two men arrested in Londonderry by anti-terrorism detectives investigating an armed robbery have been released unconditionally.
The men, aged 41 and 49, were arrested in Derry under section 41 of the Terrorism Act by detectives from PSNI Terrorism Investigation Unit on Saturday in connection with an armed robbery in the city on January 15.
A lawyer acting for the two men said they strenuously deny any involvement.
Ciaran Shiels, solicitor from Madden & Finucane who was representing the two Derry men arrested following high profile searches in the Creggan and Pennyburn areas, confirmed he had just secured their unconditional release from Musgrave Serious Crime Suite. https://t.co/I0r54YjdHx— Madden & Finucane (@madden_finucane) January 20, 2019
Ciaran Shiels, of Madden and Finucane, said both of his clients’ homes were “raided by a large number of PSNI officers” on Saturday.
“Both men strenuously deny any involvement,” he said, also claiming “not one shred of evidence was put to them which was incriminating in any way”.
“We are advising both clients in relation to issuing proceedings for unlawful arrest and detention,” he said.