Troops in Northern Ireland continued their search today (Saturday) for arms belonging to the illegal Irish Republican Army.
GV PAN from armoured car to soldiers searching stadium for arms
SV Soldiers digging and searching (2 shots)
SCU Detectives and Mr. John Fox, inspecting his home after bomb blast
MV Mrs. Fox walking away from damage
MV Damage caused to back wall of house (3 shots)
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Background: Troops in Northern Ireland continued their search today (Saturday) for arms belonging to the illegal Irish Republican Army. Today's fruitless search of a sports stadium in a predominantly Roman catholic area of the city follows Thursday's discovery of a rifle, pistols, explosives and chemicals at another sports ground.
Meanwhile one of two bombing incidents on Friday night was at the home of Mr. John Fox, a Belfast magistrate who had earlier remanded three men in custody accused of possessing firearms.
Earlier in the week, Mr. Fox jailed a man for 12 months for shouting "Up the I.R.A." during a parade of the Grange Order (Protestant loyalists).
This film, transmitted from Belfast, was telerecorded in London by Visnews.
SYNOPSIS: Soldiers in Northern Ireland have been searching a Belfast sports stadium for weapons belonging to the illegal Irish Republican Army. The fruitless search followed the finding of an arms cache in another stadium in the capital on Thursday.
At the same time, detectives were investigating a bomb attack which rocked the home of a Belfast magistrate, Mr. John Fox, on Friday night. Mr. Fox and his wife were in the house, but were unhurt. Earlier in the day he had remanded in custody three men accused of possessing illegal weapons. A few days before, he had jailed a man for 12 months for shouting republican slogans during a parade of the loyalist Orange Order.