• Short Summary

    THE CREGGAN RESERVOIR, ALONGSIDE LONDONDERRY'S ROMAN CATHOLIC BOGSIDE AREA, WAS TODAY (FRIDAY) DRAINED OF MORE THAN 15 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER BY THE BRITISH ARMY AFTER CHILDREN DISCOVERED A RIFLE AND GUN PARTS NEARBY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT (OCTOBER 22) -- THE SEARCH PRODUCED SEVERAL GUNS AND RIFLES WHICH AUTHORITIES BELIEVE BELONGED TO AN ARMS CACHE STOLEN FROM A LOCAL GUNSHOP RECENTLY.

  • Description

    THE CREGGAN RESERVOIR, ALONGSIDE LONDONDERRY'S ROMAN CATHOLIC BOGSIDE AREA, WAS TODAY (FRIDAY) DRAINED OF MORE THAN 15 MILLION GALLONS OF WATER BY THE BRITISH ARMY AFTER CHILDREN DISCOVERED A RIFLE AND GUN PARTS NEARBY ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT (OCTOBER 22) -- THE SEARCH PRODUCED SEVERAL GUNS AND RIFLES WHICH AUTHORITIES BELIEVE BELONGED TO AN ARMS CACHE STOLEN FROM A LOCAL GUNSHOP RECENTLY.

    THE ARMY BEGAN DRAINING EARLY ON THURSDAY MORNING, MAKING PERIODIC CHECKS AS THE WATER-LEVEL LOWERED, BUT IT WAS NOT UNTIL TODAY THAT THE RESERVOIR WAS SUFFICIENTLY EMPTY FOR THEM TO FIND ANYTHING SIGNIFICANT.

    THE ARMS THAT WERE MISSING AFTER THE THEFT INCLUDED TWO TARGET PISTOLS, THREE SHOTGUNS AND .270 RIFLE -- PLUS A LOCK AND STOCK FOR A SAWN-OFF SHOTGUN. THE ARMS WHICH WERE FOUND TODAY HAVE NOT YET BEEN POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AS THOSE STOLEN FROM THE VAN -- BUT IT IS REPORTED THAT THEY MAY BE, AS THEY APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN IN THE WATER FOR ABOUT ONE MONTH AND, WITH A LITTLE CLEANING AND SERVICING, COULD EASILY BE OPERATIONAL AGAIN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA811M8ND7YA0N3EWNBIUJZXAVO
    Media URN:
    VLVA811M8ND7YA0N3EWNBIUJZXAVO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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