11/01/2005

Blast bomb thrown at Lurgan police station

Detectives in Lurgan are appealing for information after a blast-bomb device was thrown into the grounds of Lurgan police station on Monday evening.

The device thrown over the back gate of the station exploded at around 7pm, however no-one was injured and there was no damage.

Army bomb experts were called to examine the remains of the device which have now been taken away for forensic examination.

Police said that they were keeping an open mind as to a motive for the attack.

Policing Board Chairman Sir Desmond Rea condemned the incident.

"I am deeply saddened to hear that a blast bomb exploded at Lurgan Police station last night, and am very relieved that nobody was hurt in an attack that could have taken life," he said.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact detectives in Lurgan on 028 3832 5144 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

(MB/SP)

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