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Two Coleraine estates searched in connection with ongoing shooting investigation

Police are carrying out a search operation in the Ballysally / Harpur's area of Coleraine this afternoon following ongoing criminality in the town A number of tactical support officers along with dogs are searching the area. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Police carried out searches in the Ballysally and Harpurs Hill Road areas of Coleraine today, Thursday, 19 November.

These searches are in connection with the shooting of a 61-year-old woman in her home in the Bushmills Road area of Coleraine on Monday, 5 October.

Detective Chief Inspector John Caldwell said: “Our investigation is continuing to identify those who carried out this vile and callous attack. 

“A £10,000 reward has been offered by Crimestoppers for anonymous information the charity receives in connection with the shooting of the 61-year-old in her Coleraine home.

“I am appealing to Coleraine people to help us remove these violent criminals and this weapon from their community by bringing any information they have to either to the police or to Crimestoppers where you’ll stay 100% anonymous.

“You can do this online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

“To stay anonymous or to be eligible for the reward, you must pass on information directly to the independent charity Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555 111 or by using their simple and secure online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/. There is no caller line display, no 1471 facility and computer IP addresses are never traced. Crimestoppers guarantees 100% anonymity to everyone who contacts them.”