Irwin commends PSNI on mortar tubes discovery

08 March 2019

Commenting on the discovery of a “significant terrorist hide” containing mortar tubes near Forkhill Newry & Armagh DUP Assemblyman William Irwin MLA stated,

William Irwin MLA

Deputy Chair of the Infrastructure Committee

William Irwin

“This is a concerning find and it is firstly a relief that the hide has been uncovered and I thank the PSNI for their efforts in removing this material from circulation.”

He added, “It does show that there are those within our society who remain of the warped view that terrorism is a route worth pursuing when it is very clear, looking at the past, that it achieves only mayhem and hurt. I would continue to urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the PSNI. Intelligence has played a key role in uncovering this find and that co-operation between the public and the Police is welcomed and must continue."

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