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An engagement ring that was stolen in Bready near Strabane last May was discovered in Newry today following a police search of a property in the City.

Detectives, alongside officers from the local Neighbourhood Policing Team conducted the search of the property in Erskine Street, Newry this morning (Wednesday 3rd March).

Police conducted a search in Erskine Street, Newry. An engagement ring stolen in 2020 from Strabane was found during the search. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
Police conducted a search in Erskine Street, Newry. An engagement ring stolen in 2020 from Strabane was found during the search. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

Detective Constable McGaffin said: “A proactive policing operation was conducted at a house in the Newry area, as part of the ongoing investigation following a burglary which occurred at the Keery Road area of Bready on Tuesday 19th May 2020. During the search operation, an engagement ring was recovered from the property believed to have been taken during the burglary last year. A quantity of suspected Class B controlled drugs and a mobile phone were also seized and taken away for further forensic examination.

The recovered engagement ring.

“It is extremely pleasing to be able to reunite the owner with her possession. An engagement ring is an extremely personal and sentimental item, and the owner was delighted with this outcome.

“Our enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information in relation to any of these incidents to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1835 19/05/20.

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