'Suspected gun' found in Creggan area of Derry

The police have found what they have described as a "suspected firearm" in Londonderry.

It was found during planned searches in the Springhill Road area of Creggan, in the city side, on Wednesday night.

Army experts were called to the scene and the item was taken away for forensic examination. There were no arrests.

The police say it is not linked to a security operation against dissident republicans on Tuesday.