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Pellet gun seized after Londonderry security alert

An area of Branch Road was cordoned off during the investigation.

Police have seized a suspected firearm (Niall Carson/PA)
Police have seized a suspected firearm (Niall Carson/PA)

A pellet gun has been seized following a security alert in Londonderry.

Police received a report of a suspected firearm in the Northland Road area at 1.15pm.

After a security operation which saw an area of Branch Road cordoned off, police said a pellet gun had been removed from the scene.

Chief Inspector Jonathan Hunter said: “Police examining a suspected firearm at the Northland Road area of Derry/Londonderry have finished at the scene.

“The road has now reopened and a pellet gun has been taken away for further forensic examination.

“Police would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation during the incident.”

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