Breaking news - three arrested in blackmail investigation

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Detectives from the Organised Crime Branch have arrested three people in Cloughmills and Ballymoney today (Thursday) as part of a proactive investigation into blackmail.

A 33-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman were arrested in the Cloughmills area this afternoon.

A 36-year-old man was arrested in Ballymoney.

All three suspects have been taken to Coleraine police station for questioning.

A car has been seized for examination and a number of houses in Country Antrim searched.

Police enquiries are continuing.