Northern Ireland

Arrest follows dissident republican searches in west Belfast

Police searches in west Belfast
Image caption Police said the searches were in connection with dissident republican activity

A man has been arrested in west Belfast in connection with dissident republican activity.

The 35-year-old was arrested following searches in the Springfield Road area of the city.

A number of houses, nearby public areas and parks, were searched by police officers during Sunday.

Police said some items were seized and removed for further examination.