Man arrested over cross-border crime spree

A MAN has been arrested in connection with a spate of burglaries and other offences across three counties, including the Ballygawley, Omagh and Strabane areas of Tyrone.

The 31-year-old was detained by police in the Portadown area shortly before midnight on Monday.

He is being questioned about a number of offences including burglary, attempted burglary, threats to kill and car theft between May last year and this month.

The crimes took place across Tyrone along with six different locations in Co Down and in Emyvale, Co Monaghan.

The man is being questioned about a number of local crimes, including an attempted burglary at Findrum Road, Ballygawley on May 15 last year, another attempted burglary on the Seskinore Road, Omagh five days later on May 20, and a burglary at Bellspark Road in Strabane on Sunday January 6.