Newry police find gun close to children’s play park

Posted by
Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Detectives in Newry recovered a firearm in the city yesterday evening, Tuesday 4 September.

The handgun was discovered in a bin in an alleyway in John Martin Street in the city at around 6.30pm yesterday evening. 



It has now been sent for further forensic examination.

Speaking to Newry Times, Detective Sergeant James Johnston said, “It is reckless in the extreme to leave such an item in a residential area which is frequented by all members of the public, including children. 



“Thankfully this danger has now been removed and I would appeal to anyone in the area who knows anything about the circumstances in which this item came to be there, or who has any information about criminal activity in the area in general to contact police in Newry on 101, quoting reference 1019 04/09/18. 

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”



Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed


This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing

Log in