Police uncover ammunition in Forkhill

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Thursday, September 12th, 2013
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Police in Newry have uncovered a quantity of ammunition during a security alert in Forkhill.

Three homes were evacuated during the security alert, which ended just minutes ago after a Police operation which lasted several hours and saw army technical officers on the scene.

Speaking to Newry Times, a PSNI Spokesman said, “The security alert in the Captain’s Road area of Forkhill has now ended. Police have recovered a quantity of munitions which has been taken for further forensic examination.

“All roads have re-opened and residents have been allowed back to their homes. Police would like to thank members of the public for their patience at this time.”

Newry and Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin welcomed the find and removal of the ammunition.

He stated, “Firstly I would welcome the good work of the PSNI and Army technical officers in removing this quantity of munitions from circulation and indeed the public in this area for providing the information as to its whereabouts.

“We have been reminded of late that there are those in society who are still wedded to the idea of violence and mayhem in a bid to alter the democratic will of the people, however as is proven by the passing of information to the Police, the public are very much against this type of reckless behaviour.

Irwin added, “It is to be welcomed that this material has been removed from circulation amongst less savoury elements of our society.”


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