NI 'terror arrest' in Tenerife

The man was arrested in Playa de las Americas

A man from Northern Ireland has been arrested by police in the Canary Islands, the Spanish news agency Efe has reported.

The arrest took place on Monday in Playa de las Americas, in Tenerife.

The man has been named by Spanish police as Michael Gerard Rogan.

The 44-year-old is suspected of taking part in a bomb attack near Thiepval Barracks in Lisburn eight years ago.

One soldier, Warrant Officer James Bradwell, died and several others were injured in the attack.

He was detained on an international arrest warrant after failing to appear at a Belfast court in 1997.

Monday's arrest was the result of the close anti-terrorist collaboration between Spain and the UK, according to General Police Headquarters.

He is one of a number of people, known as "on-the-runs" whom Sinn Fein is bargaining to have allowed to return to Ireland as part of the on-going political process.

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