Letter bomb discovered in post box

Published Friday, 07 December 2012
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A letter bomb has been discovered in a post box in Clough, Co Down.

Letter bomb discovered in post box
The device was found in the Dundrum Road area of Clough (© UTV)

Police were called out after a man was seen acting suspiciously at the mailbox in the Dundrum Road area of the town at around 9pm on Thursday evening.

The area was sealed off and army bomb squad officers made the device safe.

A statement said: "Examinations were carried out on a suspicious object found inside the post box which was later described as being a viable device capable of causing death or serious injury. The device was made safe and taken away for forensic examination."

Police have asked anyone who saw the device being posted to contact them.

© UTV News
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