Sunday 25 March 2018

Homes evacuated as bomb found in housing estate

Bomb squad
Bomb squad

Resident were evacuated after an explosive device was found in a housing estate this afternoon

The device, a historic artillery shell, was found in the area by members of the public in Dunmore East when the Gardai were alerted and deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team to carry out an investigation.

Several local residents were evacuated from their homes while the team isolated the shell and moved it to a secure military location.

The team arrived at the scene at 4:50pm and it was declared safe ten minutes later. 

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