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Man suspected of causing series of bomb hoaxes spanning eight months arrested

He was detained in the Omagh area, in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) July 12

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A man has been arrested after a series bomb hoaxes in Omagh.

Detectives – investigating security alerts between December last year and yesterday (Monday), July 11 –  detained the 28-year-old suspect.

He has been arrested on suspicion of communicating false information causing a bomb hoax, wasting police time and improper use of public communications network for the purpose of causing annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety to another.

He was detained in the Omagh area, in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) July 12.

He currently remains in custody assisting detectives with their enquiries.

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