Monday 11 December 2017

Boy (14) charged with attempting to obtain a gun and ammunition

PSNI (Stock image)
PSNI (Stock image)

David Young

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempting to obtain a gun and ammunition.

The child was arrested in Coleraine, Northern Ireland on Thursday.

After more than 24 hours in custody in the Derry town's police station, the youth has been charged with attempting to possess a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

He was detained in a police operation at the Riverside retail park on Thursday morning.

Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's reactive and organised crime branch were involved in the swoop.

The teenager is due to appear in court in Ballymena, Co Antrim, on Saturday morning.

Press Association

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