by Q Radio News
Two men in their 30's have been arrested in connection to a hate crime involving a group of people dressed as Ku Klux Klan members in Newtownards.
It happened outside an Islamic Centre on Saturday 27th October.
Police conducted a number of planned searches at addresses in Newtownards this morning.
A number of items were seized and have been taken away for further examination.
The 33 year old man was arrested on suspicion of displaying written material to stir up hatred or arouse fear, and on suspicion of possession of a Class C controlled drug.
Meanwhile, the 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of displaying written material to stir up hatred or arouse fear.
Both men have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.