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Bullets found strapped to tree in Lurgan estate

Police in Lurgan recovered a quantity of ammunition following a routine patrol in the Kilwilkie area on Sunday.

Local neighbourhood officers conducted a patrol in the area on Sunday morning and noticed a package strapped to a tree in an alleyway at Deramore Drive.

The package was found to contain live bullets which have now been taken for further forensic examination.

A further search of the area was conducted this morning (Monday, January 18) but nothing else was found.

Inspector Alwyn Peters said: “This excellent police work has taken these dangerous items out of the hands of the criminals who had recklessly left them in a residential area, close to a children’s play area, where children could quite easily have found them.

“Our enquiries into this matter are ongoing and I would ask anyone who has witnessed any suspicious activity in this area recently or who has any information which could assist us to contact police in Lurgan on 101 quoting reference number 483 17/01/21.

“A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”

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