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Suspected machine gun found in abandoned car in Co Armagh

Police appeal to help piece together vehicle's movements

A suspected machine gun has been found in a vehicle abandoned in Co Armagh.

And detectives are appealing for information following the discovery.

The silver Hyundai – with fake number plates – was found abandoned in Lurgan on Sunday.

It is believed it had been parked in Deeney Drive for a number of days prior to its discovery.

Detective Inspector Harvey said appealed for information and eyewitnesses.

He said: “Did you see this car being parked by anyone? Did you see anyone or any vehicles acting suspiciously in and around this vehicle over the past week?

“If so, would you please contact Detectives at Criminal Investigation Branch, Lurgan on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 401 15/01/18. It does not matter how insignificant you may think your information is, it may help piece together the movements of those responsible and bring them to justice.

“If you do not want to contact police directly information can also be provided to the independent charity, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 11, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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