Northern Ireland

Petrol and paint bomb making items seized in Portadown

Items police believe were to be used to make petrol bombs and paint bombs have been seized in house searches in Portadown.

Three men - two aged 20 and the other 21 - have been arrested.

There were disturbances in the town on 15 and 16 July and police have said they had received information that more trouble was planned on Tuesday.

They also said CCTV footage was being reviewed to identify those involved in the previous violence.

Chief Inspector Anthony McNally said: "These two arrests are in addition to the four arrests made on Friday 15 July.

"With a robust and proactive follow-up inquiry into public disorder on both Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July 2011 now under way, these arrests are a clear indication of our intent to apprehend those behind this mindless violence.

"Our enquiries will continue over the coming days which includes a significant amount of CCTV footage being reviewed to identify those involved, and it is anticipated further arrests will be made."

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