Arrest in N Ireland over `Basque separatist probe`

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man under terrorism legislation.

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2010, 12:41 PM IST

Belfast: Police in Northern Ireland said they arrested a man under terrorism legislation in a joint operation with Spanish police, in what is understood to be an investigation into Basque separatist activities.

The suspect was detained in the centre of Belfast on Thursday, said a spokesman from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

"A 40-year-old man has this evening been arrested under terrorism legislation in a joint operation between the PSNI serious crime branch and Spanish police," he said.
He has been taken to Antrim police station, said the spokesman.

Bureau Report