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Man charged under Terrorism Act following Operation Ledging investigating New IRA

A man arrested in Derry/Londonderry on Thursday (18 March), has been charged under the Terrorism Act. He was arrested as part of a police operation investigating the bomb making activities of the New IRA.

Head of the Police Service’s Serious Crime Branch Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray said:

“A 52 year old man who was arrested under the Terrorism Act in Creggan, Derry/Londonderry yesterday, has been charged on suspicion of a number of terrorist offences. These include preparatory acts of terrorism, possession of explosives with intent and possession of articles likely to be of use to terrorists.

He was arrested as part of Operation Ledging, a discrete, stand-alone strand of Operation Arbacia, looking specifically at the New IRA’s bomb making activities as well as the group’s storage of explosive devices and equipment.”

Murray is due to appear in Laganside Court tomorrow (Saturday 20 March) at 10am.

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