Pipe bomb explodes outside Newry house

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
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Detectives in Newry are appealing for information after an incident at a house in the The Demense on the Carnagat Road last night, Monday, 6th May.

Shortly before midnight officers responded to a report of an explosion outside a house and police believe this may have been a pipe bomb type device.

No one was injured in this incident and police say a motive remains under investigation.

Sinn Féin Councillor Valerie Harte condemned those who planted the pipe bomb. She described the attack as a ‘very dangerous incident’ which could have had a worse outcome.

Harte continued, “Late on Monday evening a rudimentary device exploded beside a vehicle at a home in The Demesne.Luckily there was no one beside the car at the time and the car did not catch fire.There would have been a much worse outcome had this been the case.

“Those who planted this device have no regard for the people who live here.Yesterday was a glorious day and a bank holiday into the bargain so there were people out and about and on the streets all day long.This device could have exploded at any time causing major injury or worse.

She added, “I have spoken to neighbours and they are traumatized by this incident.No community wants this type of thing taking place, it is totally unacceptable and should not happen.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Newry on 0845 600 8000. Or if someone would like to pass information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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