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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Man released without charge terror link questiong

By David tucker

a man arrested in Wexford in connection with the London terror attack has been released without charge the day after he was seized at his place of work in the town.

The arrest of the married man, who lives in town centre apartment, followed the arrest of a man under similar circumstances in Limerick, on Monday night.

The Wexford-based man is believed to have had papers linking him to Rachid Redouane, one of three men who carried out the knife and truck attack in London in which eight people were killed and 48 were injured on Saturday night. The man was released without charge on Wednesday afternoon, the day after he was arrested at a Wexford catering establishment.

A file is now be prepared for the information of the Director of Public Prosecutions. The arrest was carried out by members of the Special Detective Unit, with the assistance of local gardai, at around 4.30 p.m. last Tuesday (June 6). The man, believed to be a 30-year-old Moroccan, was taken to Wexford garda Station for questioning.

As was the case with a Moroccan national arrested in Limerick on Monday night, the arrest was in relation to documents linking the man with Rachid Redouane, who lived for a period in Rathmines in Dublin and was married in Ireland. The Limerick arrest, however, was carried out detectives attached to the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) and the man has since been released without charge. Normal security arrangements were in place at Wexord Garda Station following the arrest, despite local reports suggesting security had been stepped up with armed gardai on patrol, Chief Superintendent John Roche said the reports were incorrect and no additional measures had been taken at the garda station. Meanwhile, gardai have appealed for information on behalf of the London Metropolitan Police from anyone who may have witnessed the June 3 attacks at the Borough Market and London Bridge.

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