Wednesday 21 February 2018

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

PSNI (Stock photo)
PSNI (Stock photo)

Michael McHugh

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

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."

Press Association

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