Firearm found after reports of suspicious activity

Oaklea Road, Ballyronan, where the weapon was found.
Oaklea Road, Ballyronan, where the weapon was found.

A firearm is being examined by forensic experts after it was found on a road near the shores of Lough Neagh.

Army technical officers closed the Oaklead Road, Ballyronan, while the weapon believed to be a shotgun, was examined yesterday morning.

The road was later re-opened to traffic.

Police say the firearm was located following an earlier report of suspicious activity in the area.

"The firearm has been taken away for further examination," a PSNI spokesman said.