Thursday 29 September 2016

Bomb discovered during search for missing person in Dundalk

Published 03/09/2015 | 20:11

Garda divers begin the search at Balmer's Bog for Ciara Breen
Garda divers begin the search at Balmer's Bog for Ciara Breen
Missing Ciara Breen, who was 17 when she disappeared

A bomb was discovered during the search for a missing person in Dundalk this evening.

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The bomb, which is understood to have been there for some time, was made safe at the scene by controlled explosion.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team declared the scene safe at 6.05pm.

Gardai called the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team to the scene at approximately 3.55pm.

Missing Ciara Breen, who was 17 when she disappeared
Missing Ciara Breen, who was 17 when she disappeared

It is believed the discovery was made during the search for Ciara Breen.

Ciara was just 17 when she disappeared from her Dundalk home without trace in 1997.

Gardaí in Dundalk began a new search last month following a series of anonymous tip-offs from the public after a fresh appeal for information was made.

The search for Ms Breen will re-commence in the morning.

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