Wednesday 26 July 2017

Explosives may have been left for collection


TWO EXPLOSIVE devices were found at a suspected gang dropoff point in Bray in the past number of days.

The army bomb disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion at waste ground near Ballywaltrim Lane last Monday night.

A 'suspicious device' was found in the area at around 10 p.m.

A number of residents were removed from their homes nearby until the scene was declared safe at around 3.30 a.m.

Detective Inspector Frank Keeneghan of Bray Garda station said that the device, which was not a pipe bomb, was similar to one found in the same vicinity on Sunday night.

He added that the improvised explosives have been sent for analysis in connection with the investigation.

Cllr. John Brady said that there is a lot of fear in the Ballywaltrim area as items such as these pose a threat to children and other innocent residents.

' These items are lethal and indiscriminate,' he said.

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