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Friday 25 July 2014

Air rifle found near SF leader Gerry Adams' home

Published 05/04/2014|12:07

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Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams arrives at the funeral of veteran British Labour politician Tony Benn
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams

AN air rifle has been found near Sinn Fein Gerry Adams’s home in west Belfast home of the County Louth TD Gerry Adams.

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The weapon was found on Friday concealed in a hedge near the Co Louth TD’s home in the  Norfolk Parade area off the Glen Road. The weapon was removed following a security operation and was taken away for forensic examination. 

Sinn Fein councillor Caoimhin MacGiolla Mhin said that he alerted the police after being told that a gun had been placed in a hedge in the street.

“Thankfully due to the diligence of members of the community this weapon has been taken off the streets. Children or anyone could have come across it and we could have been talking about a tragedy.  Weapons have no place in our community and the more that are removed the better for all”, he said.

Irish Independent

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