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.
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.”