Police investigating New IRA search Rasharkin area

Police in Rasharkin

Police are carrying out searches in County Antrim, as part of an investigation into the activities of the New IRA.

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Terrorism Investigation Unit are searching the Slievenaghy Road in Rasharkin.

Twenty army personnel and five members of the PSNI are at search.

One of the searches is in a wooded area along the road.

search dog on site
A search dog is also on site. [BBC]

The Army is using metal detectors and is digging in spots.

A search dog is also on site.

Another search was carried out earlier this morning in the Garvagh Road.

That has now ended.