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McCann urges residents to be vigilant over stolen PSNI weapon

28 June, 2008

Sinn Féin west Belfast Assembly member Jennifer McCann has appealed for the people of Poleglass to be 'very vigilant' following the theft of a car, and a handweapon and radio, belonging to a member of the PSNI last night.

The car and radio have now been found in the Poleglass area. The radio was discovered in a garden of a house.

Ms. McCann said:

"Anyone with any information about this incident and the whereabouts of the handgun should immediately come forward.

"I would appeal to whoever may still have the weapon to hand it back.

"Given that the radio has been found in a garden there is also the possibility that the gun may also have been thrown away. In which case it presents a real threat to local children. I would urge parents and residents to be very vigilant.

"There also needs to be a thorough investigation by the PSNI into the circumstances surrounding the theft of a weapon." ENDS

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