Explosives and firearms among items recovered by PSNI in 12 different sites

Explosives and firearms among items recovered by PSNI in 12 different sites

Police in the North have recovered a significant amount of terrorist material as part of an ongoing search operation in the Larne area.

Twelve separate locations were searched and police recovered explosive devices, component parts for explosives, chemicals for use in bomb making, ammunition and a firearm.

The searches were part of a joint police operation between the PSNI and the Metropolitan Police Service in London.

The haul is connected to earlier finds in the Larne area, and police say those finds and this most recent haul may be linked to dissident republican activity.

Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr said: "As I am sure the people living in Larne will understand, we will take no chances where their safety is concerned and, as a result of the significant terrorist material recoverded, I am confident that the area, and Northern Ireland in general, is safer as a result."


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