Man and woman arrested following police operation this morning which saw a city centre street in Derry closed off

Waterloo Street now reopened

A man and a woman have been arrested following a police operation in Derry's city centre this morning.

Chief Inspector Jonny Hunter said police received a report of suspected firearms at an address in Waterloo Street shortly before 5am. 

"Officers responded and, as a precaution, ATO was called to examine the items, which have been taken away for further examination.

"As a result of this, Waterloo Street was closed for a time, however, it has since re-opened. 

"A man, aged 24, and a woman, aged 28, have been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and they both remain in custody at this time."

Chief Inspector Hunter added: "I want to thank all those who were impacted by the closure of Waterloo Street this morning."  

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