Northern Ireland

Arrest over Belfast Celtic Society thefts

Police investigating the theft of items from the Belfast Celtic Society have arrested a 23-year-old man.

The thefts were from the society museum at the Park Centre in west Belfast.

Police said a number of items of significant historical value have been recovered.

They include a marble plaque from the early 1950s in the name of Charlie Tully - one of the team's most famous players.

Belfast Celtic was founded in 1891, and was one of the most successful teams in Ireland until forced to withdraw from the Irish League in 1949.

The team's ground was Celtic Park on the Donegall Road in west Belfast.