Two held after flag protest raid
Published Thursday, 14 February 2013
A man and woman have been arrested after guns and ammunition were found by police investigating disorder linked to Union flag protests.
Flag protests at nearby Cloughfern Avenue in Newtownabbey. (© UTV)
Two guns, a quantity of ammunitions, suspected cannabis and a sum of cash were uncovered during the search of a property in the Kings Way area of Newtownabbey on Thursday.
The raid was carried out by detectives from the Operation Dulcet inquiry team. They are probing violence and unrest which has broken out following some flag protests across Northern Ireland.
The 43-year-old man and 44-year-old woman are helping police with their inquiries.