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Sawn-off double barrel shotgun discovered in field

The find was made in County Cork.

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A stock picture of the Garda badge logo (Niall Carson/PA)

A stock picture of the Garda badge logo (Niall Carson/PA)

A stock picture of the Garda badge logo (Niall Carson/PA)

A sawn-off double barrel shotgun has been found in a field in Co Cork.

Gardai in Anglesea Street recovered the firearm which was hidden in a field in Clogheen.

A search was conducted in the area at approximately 8.30am on Friday by the district detective unit.

The sawn-off double barrel shotgun was discovered concealed behind a water trough on private property.

The firearm was confirmed safe by gardai and brought to Gurranabraher garda station.

Gardai are following a definite line of inquiry in relation to this incident.

Investigations are continuing.

PA