Police in Derry seize firearm, silencer and a quantity of suspected ammunition during search

DETECTIVES from the Police Service’s Terrorism Investigation Unit (TIU) recovered suspected munitions during a search operation in Derry on Tuesday May 30 as part of an ongoing investigation into the New IRA. The suspected firearm, silencer and a quantity of suspected ammunition were recovered during proactive searches in Ballymagroarty. Also recovered were component parts of […]

Police issue warning over football lottery scam letter

POLICE in Derry are urging the public to be vigilant after reports of scam letters circulating in the Skeoge and Springtown areas of the city. Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Policing Team Inspector Ryan Robb said scam letters have been sent to residents this week to inform them they’ve won thousands of pounds in a football lottery. “While […]

Police appeal for witnesses to Derry bookies robbery

Detectives from Strand Road Criminal Investigation Division (CID) investigating a robbery in the Waterside this morning, Thursday 25, are appealing for witnesses. At approximately 9.30am a masked man entered a bookmakers on Church Brae and confronted a staff member with what is reported to have been a firearm. The suspect left just minutes later, taking […]

Contractor appointed to deliver the Bay Road Bridge and Greenway project

Plans to deliver the Bay Road Bridge project moved a step closer today with the appointment of a contractor to deliver the £2m project.   F.P. McCann Ltd. have been tasked with delivering the major scheme which will see a 63m, single span foot and cycle bridge delivered across the Penny Burn, near Fort George, as […]

40th Waterside Half Marathon confirmed for September

THE 40th edition of the Waterside Half Marathon takes place on Sunday September 3. To mark the landmark event, Mayor of Derry and Strabane, Councillor Sandra Duffy, recently reunited the original founders of the 1981 race including Helen Smyth, Carmel McCallion, Charlie Large, Mickey McDermott, Terry Watt and Gerry Craig for an anniversary lunch in […]

Victim of fatal road collision in Buncrana named

THE pedestrian who died following a road traffic accident in Buncrana has been named locally as Rebecca Browne.  Ms Browne, from the Galliagh area of Derry, was struck by a Garda Patrol car at around 3.15am on Sunday Morning. The collision occurred near the entrance of Ludden beach on the outskirts on Buncrana town. Advertisement […]

Man arrested after drugs seized in Derry

POLICE in Derry seized suspected Class B drugs from a vehicle in Galliagh yesterday evening, Thursday May 18. Ballyarnett Neighbourhood Policing Team officers made the detection in the Slievemore Park area at around 6.30pm while on mobile patrol. As they passed a parked vehicle they were alerted to a man who got out of it. […]

Man arrested following house fire in Derry

A MAN has been arrested following a house fire in Derry last night. From enquiries so far, it’s understood a bin was set on fire at the back of the property on Chamberlain Street with the blaze spreading to the house. No one was in the house at the time, and no injuries have been […]