Wednesday 28 September 2016

Bomb found by dog walker on rural road 'could have killed'

Michael McHugh

Published 15/04/2015 | 14:24

PSNI (Stock photo)
PSNI (Stock photo)

A bomb found by a walker in Northern Ireland could have killed, police have said.

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It was discovered on the rural Ballyheather Road near Strabane, Co Tyrone, last night.

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) chief inspector Alan Hutton said: "This device could have caused death or serious injury to anyone close by if it had exploded."

Army bomb disposal experts were called and the area searched.

Mr Hutton said: "We believe that the device had been in the area for some time and while we have not established a motive or identified the intended target, clearly there can be no justification for attempts to cause death or injury."

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