22/05/2019

Young Boy Lifts Pipe Bomb Remains

A young boy managed to escape injury after he picked up the remains of a pipe bomb in L'Derry, according to police.

The device was found in a garden at Curlew Way in the Clooney area on Tuesday 21 May. It is believed to have detonated prior to the child picking it up.

Police have hit out at the "blatant disregard" for safety shown by those who planted the bomb.
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Detective Inspector Michael Winters said: "Our enquiries are at an early stage, however, it appears at this time the device had detonated prior to it being lifted by the young boy.

"While this was not a live device, the fact a young boy found it and lifted it shows the blatant disregard by those responsible for leaving it there. It was completely reckless.

"I want to appeal to anyone who has information about this to contact detectives at Strand Road on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference number 2084 of 21/05/19."

Details can also be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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