Northern Ireland

Eight held in dissident inquiry

Eight people have been arrested in the greater Belfast area by police investigating dissident republican activity.

The arrests were made by officers from the serious crime branch during searches in north and west Belfast as well as Newtownabbey and Dunmurry.

A large quantity of ammunition was also seized.

Seven men aged between 18 and 45 and a 23-year-old woman were brought to Antrim Police Station for questioning.

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