Strabane: Suspected gun found by police near community centre

Police have recovered a suspected firearm near a community centre in Strabane, County Tyrone.

It was found behind a row of bushes in the Ballycolman estate on Wednesday.

It has been taken away by officers for examination.

Det Insp Andy Workman said: "It is reckless in the extreme to leave such an item in an area near to a community centre which is frequented by all members of the community, including children."

He said the "danger" had now been removed and appealed for information.

In a separate incident, police said a number of suspicious objects found during a search of open land at Spout Road in Strabane have been taken away for examination.

Police said there were no further details at this stage.

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