Crude but viable pipe bomb found following security alert in Newry

Crude But Viable Pipe Bomb Found Following Security Alert In Newry
The security alert during Thursday caused major disruption in Newry. Photo: PA
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By Rebecca Black, PA

A crude but viable pipe bomb has been removed following a security alert which caused major disruption in Newry, Co Down.

The alarm was raised at about 8.20am on Thursday.


Ammunition technical officers carried out a controlled explosion on the device.

It has been described as a viable suspected pipe bomb, and was removed and taken away for further forensic examination.

Inspector Kelly Gibson said the security alert caused major disruption.


“This security alert on one of Newry’s busiest streets has caused major disruption to local businesses and resulted in some people being evacuated from their homes today as we conducted this public safety operation,” she said.

“We would like to thank them for their understanding and patience as we conducted our investigations.

“Our inquiries are continuing and anyone with any information is asked to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 294 of June 20.”

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