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The suspected firearm was seized during a search of a property in north Belfast on Sunday morning.

The suspected firearm was seized during a search of a property in north Belfast on Sunday morning.

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The suspected firearm was seized during a search of a property in north Belfast on Sunday morning.

A 35-year-old-man has been arrested and a suspected firearm seized during a search of a property in north Belfast in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police received a report at around 1.30am on Saturday that the window of a vehicle parked in the Cregagh Road area had been smashed.

Enquiries resulted in a follow up search of a property in the Kinnaird Street area of north Belfast, during which a number of items were seized, including a suspected firearm, by detectives from Musgrave Street CID, supported by officers from the Belfast Local Policing Team.

The man (35) was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill, criminal damage, possession of a class B drug and carrying firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.

He remains in police custody at this stage.

Enquiries are continuing and police would appeal to anyone with any information or may have witnessed anything suspicious in the Cregagh Road area on Saturday morning to contact them on 101, quoting reference number 78 of 23/01/21.

A report can be made using the online reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport. Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org .

Belfast Telegraph


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