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Cemetery searched as part of dissident investigation

Police are investigating dissident republican activity in Lurgan. Credit: Presseye

Searches have been carried out in the grounds of a cemetery in Lurgan as part of an ongoing investigation into dissident republican activity.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit conducted the search in the grounds of St Coleman's Cemetery yesterday.

It comes after a 12-day operation in the Lurgan and Benburb areas earlier this month, during which detectives uncovered a significant number of dangerous weapons including 2 shotguns, 4 handguns, explosives, fertiliser, ammunition, tools, an improvised detonator, a suspected mortar tube, component parts for bomb making, mobile phones and other terrorist paraphernalia.

Detective Inspector Brown said: “Yesterday’s search further demonstrates that we will continue to work with our communities to disrupt the activities of these reprehensible people. A quantity of prescription drugs were found and have been removed for further examination.”

Some of the terrorist weapons haul uncovered by police in Lurgan and Benburb earlier this month. Credit: PSNI