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New IRA chief Mellon among scores of dissidents and loyalists in line for £500 payout over PSNI stop-and-search gaffe

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OWN GOALS: Derry New IRA leader Thomas Mellon was among those detained

OWN GOALS: Derry New IRA leader Thomas Mellon was among those detained

OWN GOALS: Derry New IRA leader Thomas Mellon was among those detained

An error which led cops to wrongfully stop and search paramilitary suspects could cost the force more than £50,000.

More than 100 republicans and loyalists were temporarily detained over a 12-day period last summer under anti-terror laws.

Derry New IRA chief Thomas Mellon is understood to be among this number.


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