Further dissident bombs recovered in Lurgan

Det/Supt Karen Baxter reveals police have uncovered what is believed to be a significant dissident republican arms hide in Co Armagh.  Picture: Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

Det/Supt Karen Baxter reveals police have uncovered what is believed to be a significant dissident republican arms hide in Co Armagh. Picture: Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

Two further bombs have been recovered in Lurgan following the discovery of firearms and munitions by police on Friday.

The major arms haul - believed to be connected to dissident republicans - was discovered in the grounds of a former convent on the outskirts of the town during a three-day search operation.

The security alert on the Cornakinnegar Road has now ended.

On Saturday, Detective Supterintendent Karen Baxter said: “A number of other items have been recovered, including two viable explosive devices which were made safe by ATO. All of the recovered items have now been seized and removed for forensic examination.”

D/supt Baxter said the find was “a reminder of the continuing need for vigilance and to report any information to the PSNI.”