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Two pipe bombs made safe in town security alert

Published 25/11/2016

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said those responsible had shown little regard for the community
The Police Service of Northern Ireland said those responsible had shown little regard for the community

Two viable pipe bombs have been found during a security alert.

The devices, discovered at Springhill Park in Strabane, Co Tyrone, were made safe by Army bomb disposal experts.

They have since been removed for forensic examination.

No homes were evacuated but a number of roads in the area were closed while technical teams examined the objects.

Detective Inspector Jenna Fitzpatrick from the Police Service of Northern Ireland said those responsible had shown little regard for the community.

The officer said: " An investigation is now under way to find those responsible for recklessly putting the lives of local people at risk by leaving these devices in a busy residential area."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police in Strabane on 101 quoting reference number 412 25/11/16.

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