BB gun found during Woodburn alert

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An Ammunition Technical Officer (ATO) carried out an operation at Carrick’s Woodburn estate yesterday evening (Wednesday).

The ATO was called to deal with a suspected firearm at The Hollies at approximately 5.30 pm.

Police have now confirmed that after inspection, the item in question was a BB (ball bearing) gun.

The BB gun was then removed to be destroyed.

There has been a heavy police presence in Carrick since the shooting of loyalist Geordie Gilmore at Pinewood Avenue, in the town’s Woodburn estate on March 13.