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Maghaberry Prison 'explosion' nothing sinister: Department of Justice

Published 01/01/2016

Prison authorities dismissed claims of an explosion at the jail
Prison authorities dismissed claims of an explosion at the jail

The Department of Justice said an 'explosion' heard at Maghaberry Prison was nothing sinister.

There were reports of a loud noise heard from within the prison confines on Thursday night.

A Department of Justice spokeswoman said there was a "loud bang" which came from Roe House in the high-security jail, where republican prisoners are held separately from other inmates.

However, while she would not say what caused it, she said it was nothing sinister.

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