Wednesday 25 April 2018

Appeal for information after bomb left outside home of garda

The area where the device was found
The area where the device was found
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

AN appeal for information has been launched after a bomb was left outside the home of a garda.

The incident occurred last year close to the town of Drumlish in Co Longford - but it occurred on the Co Leitrim side of the county border.

The under vehicle improvised explosive device (UVIED) was discovered on Thursday April 17th, 2014.

Det Insp James Delaney said the device could have killed someone if it had detonated.

“This was a viable improvised explosive device and could have resulted in death or serious injury to the residents of the house it was left outside or members of the Drumlish community,” he said.

“We believe that there are persons out there that have information that would be beneficial to the case. Perhaps you were aware of suspicious activity in the run up to or on Thursday, 17th April last year and thought nothing of it at the time? Even the smallest piece of information, which may seem insignificant, might help with the investigation.”

Anybody with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 1800 25 00 25.

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