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PSNI data breach: Man arrested in Lurgan released on bail

A man arrested by detectives investigating criminality linked to last week’s Freedom of Information data breach, has been released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

The man was taken into custody for questioning following his arrest in Lurgan on Wednesday afternoon.

The 39-year-old was arrested on suspicion of collection of information likely to be useful to terrorists and is being questioned by detectives at Musgrave Serious Crime Suite.

Speaking on Wednesday, Detective Chief Superintendent Andy Hill, said: “We are working tirelessly to address the risk posed to officers and staff. Today’s search operation, and subsequent arrest is just one piece of a large scale operation.

“We will continue in our efforts to disrupt criminal activity associated with this freedom of information data breach and to keep communities, and our officers and staff who serve them, safe.”

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