Weapons seizure: Police in Derry release images of handguns that caused alert

The Glock handgun recovered by police from a car at Derry City Cemetery on Wednesday.

The Glock handgun recovered by police from a car at Derry City Cemetery on Wednesday.

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Police In Derry have issued photographs of two firearms recovered from a car at the City Cemetery in Lone Moor Road in Derry last night.

A lengthy security alert began at around 4.30pm on Wednesday afternoon after reports of suspicious objects in a car in Derry City Cemetery. The security operation culminated in a controlled explosion being carried out on the vehicle just after midnight.

The Sig Sauer hangun and ammunition recovered during the PSNI operation.

The Sig Sauer hangun and ammunition recovered during the PSNI operation.

Commenting on the operation, District Commander Superintendent Mark McEwan said: “While the removal of these weapons is a success it is very worrying to think that, within the District, this is now three firearms we have taken out of circulation this week. I cannot say if these are linked but violent dissident republican activity is the main focus of our investigations into both seizures.”

The scene at Derry City Cemetery yesterday afternoon.

The scene at Derry City Cemetery yesterday afternoon.