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Fury as gun found near centre used by children

By David Young, PA

Published 21/07/2016

A gun has been found hidden in bushes close to a community centre, police have said
A gun has been found hidden in bushes close to a community centre, police have said

A gun has been found hidden in bushes close to a community centre, police have said.

The weapon was recovered near on the Ballycolman estate in Strabane.

It was removed for forensic examination by officers from the PSNI's serious crime branch.

Detective Inspector Andy Workman said: "It is reckless in the extreme to leave such an item in an area near to a community centre that is frequented by all members of the community, including children.

"Thankfully this danger has now been removed, and I would appeal to anyone who knows anything about the circumstances in which this item came to be there, or who has any information about criminal activity in general, to contact police on 101.

"Alternatively, information can also be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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