She was detained under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act as part of an ongoing probe into the New IRA’s bomb-making capacity in the city.
Police this evening say the woman has been released from custody pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.
Detective Inspector Heaton from the Terrorism Investigation Unit said earlier today: “A 36-year-old woman was arrested as part of our ongoing investigation into the discovery of a suspect device in a parked car in the Creggan Heights area of Derry in September 2019.
“Today’s arrest is part of Operation Ledging, which is our ongoing investigation into the New IRA’s bomb-making activities, as well as the group’s storage of explosive devices and equipment.
“This latest arrest is solely focused on keeping the community safe and protecting them from the threat posed by violent groups.
“As we have previously stated, the manufacture, storage and use of unstable, home-made explosive devices in residential areas indiscriminately puts everyone at risk.
“I would again strongly urge people to report any suspicions they have about violent criminal activity in our community to police on 101.
“Alternatively, information can be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous.”Tags: