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Capanagh Forest

'Terrorist hide' containing explosive items uncovered in Antrim forest

Officers are trying to establish whether the find is linked to another terrorist hide discovered in March.

A TERRORIST HIDE containing component parts of explosives has been uncovered in a forest in Antrim.

The discovery was made by police at Capanagh Forest near Larne after two members of the public reported finding suspicious objects on Saturday evening.

Police have been in the area since then and took away the items for forensic examination.

Today, Detective Inspector Adrian Brown from the Serious Crime Branch said the investigation is at a very early stage. He said officers are trying to establish whether the find is linked to another terrorist hide discovered at Carnfunnock country park near Larne in March.

“I would ask the public to remain vigilant wherever they are and whatever they are doing,” he added.

“If you see any suspicious activity, or have seen anything unusual in this area, please contact police so that we can act on the given information.”

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