Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s International Policing Unit have arrested a 81-year-old man on suspicion of a number of non-recent sexual offences against children in Northern Ireland dating back to the 1970s.

The man was extradited to Belfast from Canada this morning, Friday 15th September, and arrested by virtue of an international warrant. He will be brought before Belfast Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Saturday 16th September.

Detective Chief Inspector Jill Duffie said: “The arrest is an another example of partnership working between Canadian authorities and the Police Service of Northern Ireland's International Policing Unit.

“Our message is clear that we will relentlessly pursue those who are trying to delay or deny justice to victims of crime.”