Children 'may have been in bomb car'

Published Friday, 11 April 2014
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Children may have been in a vehicle while it had an under-car booby trap bomb attached to it in Londonderry, police have said.

Children 'may have been in bomb car'
Police at the scene where the device was found. (© Presseye)

A woman contacted police on Thursday afternoon to say an object had fallen from her car at Talbot Park - which she had picked up and moved.

The object was discovered to be a "crude but viable" explosive device according to police and was made safe in a controlled explosion by army bomb experts.

Chief Inspector Jon Burrows, the Foyle Area Commander, said: "It was an under-car booby trap device.

"It was a crude device but it was viable and it posed a risk to the woman who drove the car and anyone in the area."

Chief Insp Burrows added: "We are keeping an open mind as to the motive and are very keen to hear from the public if they have any information. The woman had no connection with the police service or prison service so I do not think that is a motivation.

"It is also possible that there were children in the car earlier in the day whenever this device was attached to it."

© UTV News
Comments Comments
brandon in belfast wrote (294 days ago):
May god forgive you how low can these people go
Big Noggin in Falls Road wrote (295 days ago):
Why don't you the DISIDENT THUGS get a grip, now you have taken to blowing up kids, Are these attacks on women and children going to free Ireland. Please listen to the people when the elections come in May. That will give you THUGS the answer as to what the people in the six counties want.
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