Three more arrested by police investigating loyalist gathering in east Belfast

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Three more arrests have been made by police investigating a large gathering of masked men in east Belfast. 

The suspects, two aged 53 and one aged 34, were detained this morning on suspicion of terrorism and other related offences. 

Police believe the incident that occurred in the Pitt Park area, off the Newtownards Road on 2nd February is linked to the east Belfast UVF. 

A number of searches are ongoing in east Belfast. 

Detective Chief Superintendent John McVea said: “Our investigation into the gathering at Pitt Park and activities linked to east Belfast UVF is continuing, and today’s arrests were conducted under the Terrorism Act.

"Those arrested will now be questioned in Musgrave Street Serious Crime Suite.

“I would continue to appeal to anyone in the community who has information or footage regarding the incident or criminality in the area, to contact the police.”

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