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Boy (14) charged with attempting to obtain gun and ammunition in Derry

Northern IrelandBy Sunday World
The child was arrested in Coleraine on Thursday
The child was arrested in Coleraine on Thursday

A 14-year-old boy has been charged with attempting to obtain a gun and ammunition.

The child was arrested in Coleraine on Thursday.

After more than 24 hours in custody in the Derry town's police station, the youth has been charged with attempting to possess a firearm and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

He was detained in a police operation at the Riverside retail park on Thursday morning.

Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's reactive and organised crime branch were involved in the swoop.

The teenager is due to appear in court in Ballymena, Co Antrim, on Saturday morning.