Lockhart congratulates police following recovery of explosive device and fiream

08 May 2018

Upper Bann MLA Carla Lockhart has congratulated police following their seizure of an explosive device and a firearm in the Tarry Drive area of Lurgan.  This comes on the back of several high profiled searches in the area.

Carla Lockhart MLA

Carla Lockhart

The local MLA said, “The discovery and removal of this weapon and explosive device has prevented injury or death. The fact that a children’s playgroup had to be evacuated demonstrates the disregard those who prepared this device have for the lives of anyone in our community.

I would congratulate and commend the Police for their continued efforts in keeping the community safe within Lurgan. Over recent weeks their policing operations have resulted in the arrests of those parading with their faces masked and the removal of weaponry designed to kill.

I would appeal for anyone with information to assist the police in bringing to justice those responsible for putting lives in danger.  Lurgan is a great place to live, work and do business and there is no room for this type of activity.  People do not support it and want these people to face the full force of the law.”

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