Ammunition found on Chancellor’s Road
Police are warning the public not to approach or touch any suspicious object or package following the recent discovery of ammunition in the area of the Chancellor’s Road, Newry.
The lethal rounds were left in the open during the day close to a Primary School in an area that children would regularly frequent. It is only with good fortune that a man walking in the area discovered a bag containing an assortment of ammunition in a plastic bag by the roadside.
The items have now been recovered by the police, who insist that if this bag had been located by children the contents of the bag could have proved lethal.
Inspector David Hutchinson, Newry Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We appreciate the support of the community in reporting suspicious activity to us, however I cannot say strongly enough how dangerous it is to touch ammunition or to handle any type of suspicious device or object.”
He added, “Any member of the public who comes across anything of a suspicious nature should contact us immediately and keep a safe distance from any object. Our first priority is always to ensure that no member of the public is injured or put at risk in any way.”
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