09 April 2019
DUP Policing Board member and North Antrim MLA Mervyn Storey has welcomed the discovery of a mortar tube and command wire in Castlewellan.
Mr Storey said, "This is a significant discovery which would appear to have foiled attempts by republican terrorists to bring violence onto our streets.
It is vital that those responsible for such devices are brought to justice and everyone will hope that evidence can be gathered which will lead to that outcome.
The items appear to have been recently prepared and it demonstrates the need for ongoing vigilence against such terrorists. Those who are attempting to copy the failed tactics pursued by others in the past must face a united stance by the community in opposition. Information from the public about the activities of these groups is also vital to tackle the threat they pose.'