Sawn-off shotgun found dumped on outskirts of Cork city

Sawn-off shotgun found dumped on outskirts of Cork city
The firearm recovered by gardaí

A firearm has been found dumped in a field on the outskirts of Cork city.

The weapon was found in a search of the field in Clogheen this morning at around 8.30am.

A garda statement said: "A search was conducted in the area this morning at approximately 8.30am by the District Detective Unit. 

"The sawn-off double barrel shotgun was discovered concealed behind a water trough on private property. 

"The firearm was confirmed safe by Detective Gardaí and brought to Gurranabraher Garda Station. 

"Gardaí are following a definite line of inquiry in relation to this incident.

"Investigations are continuing."

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