Four held on suspected firearms offences

PSNI

PSNI

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of firearm offences and going equipped for burglary in Newry.

Two men and two women were arrested after officers yesterday (April 2) received a report of a number of individuals in a blue car behaving suspiciously at Brogies Road at around 7pm.

Police attended the area and noted a vehicle, with a number of people on board, which matched the description received, at Flagstaff Road.

A bag was located near the car containing a suspected firearm and a number of other items.

The men, aged 23 and 24, and the women, aged 19 and 29, were arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including carrying a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence, going equipped for burglary and possessing an article with a blade or point.

Detective Inspector David Henderson has appealed for anyone with any information which could assist police with their enquiries to contact detectives at Ardmore using the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.