Man charged over holdall bomb find

Published Saturday, 29 March 2014
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A man has been charged with possession of explosives after police seized a suspected mortar bomb in west Belfast which was found in a holdall.

Man charged over holdall bomb find
The device was found in the Shaws Road area. (© UTV)

The 22-year-old man was arrested in the Shaw's Road area at around 11pm on Thursday.

A holdall containing an improvised explosive device was seized during the operation.

During a follow up search operation in the Lenadoon Avenue area, police discovered a viable pipe bomb device and a quantity of ammunition.

The items were taken away for forensic examination.

The man is due to appear in Belfast Magistrates' Court on Monday.

As is usual procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Meanwhile, police are continuing to investigate and have appealed for anyone with information to contact investigating officers.

© UTV News
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3 Comments
lifesaver in Whiteabbey wrote (171 days ago):
Please leave us alone. No one wants you here anymore. Glad the police caught you before we all suffer again. Enough is enough...go away!
G in Belfast wrote (172 days ago):
Good work by the Police.
John in Newtownabbey wrote (172 days ago):
Full marks to PSNI. Now let's see the judiciary play their part and send this guy off for a very very long stay in prison. We have had more than enough of this to last several lifetimes. These idiots need to get off our backs and realise they are yesterday's men and not wanted in today's society.
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