Update on Belfast security alerts arrest

  • 07 August 2020


A 54 year old man arrested on suspicion of offences as part of the ongoing investigation into a series of incidents, including a security alert at the Henry Jones playing fields on Wednesday evening, (5 August)  and two further security alerts in west and east Belfast on Thursday, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Keith Wilson said: “Police continue to appeal to anyone who was training with East Belfast GAA club or anyone else who had a parked vehicle at the playing fields or surrounding area on Wednesday evening to check on and around their vehicle and report anything suspicious immediately to police.

“Anyone who was in the area at the time who saw anyone acting suspiciously, or anyone with information which could help with the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1693 05/08/20. A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ . Crimestoppers can be anonymously contacted on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/ .”

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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