PSNI praised after suspected machine gun found in Lurgan

16 January 2018

Upper Bann DUP MP David Simpson has commended the swift alert and actions of a member of the public along with the PSNI, following the recent discovery of a suspected machine gun in North Lurgan.

David Simpson MP

Spokesman on Business Innovation & Skills and Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Member of the DEFRA Committee.

David Simpson

David Simpson MP said;

“It is likely that this weapon has been used in violent crime and I want to commend the member of the public for alerting police to the suspicious activity of the vehicle where the suspected machine gun was found.

Police forensics will now carry out their investigations and identify possible links to criminal activity.

It is deeply concerning that whoever abandoned the weapon did so with reckless intentions towards the local community.

Police are currently looking for any further information. I urge anyone with any knowledge on the Silver Hyundai - EF65 HLH to contact the PSNI immediately.”

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