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IrelandMan arrested after bomb found in Strabane, Co Tyrone

17:50  08 september  2019
17:50  08 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Residents evacuated from homes in Northern Ireland border town during security alert.

THE device was found on a wall in the Church View area of Strabane , Tyrone . Local residents were forced to leave their homes for safety reasons following the discovery. A MAN has been arrested after a mortar bomb was discovered outside a police station over the weekend.

Man arrested after bomb found in Strabane, Co Tyrone © Reuters Garda (Police) Station in Dublin

A bomb was found after a security alert in Co Tyrone, the PSNI has confirmed.

The improved explosive device (IED) was found in Strabane yesterday morning.

Residents were evacuated from their homes yesterday after the alert in the Church View area of the town.

Bomb experts were called in and later made the device safe.

And officers have now arrested a man under the terrorism act this morning.

Man arrested after bomb found in Strabane, Co Tyrone © Google Maps Strabane, Co Tyrone

A PSNI spokesman said: "An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) has been recovered following a security alert in Strabane. A man has been arrested under terrorism legislation."

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The PSNI has confirmed that a bomb was found following a security alert in Northern Ireland. The improvised explosive device (IED) was discovered in Strabane , Co Tyrone , yesterday morning. During the alert, in the highly residential and built-up Church View area of the border town

Dissident republicans planned to fire the mortar bomb found in Strabane , Co Tyrone on Saturday into the town’s police station, the area’s police chief has said. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) district commander, Superintendent Gordon McCalmont, said his assessment was that the New IRA

Sinn Féin MP Orfhlaith Begley said: "This security alert in the Church View area of Strabane has brought nothing but disruption to the local community.

"People have had to leave their homes as a result of this security alert and have been severely inconvenienced.

"Those behind this alert have nothing to offer the people of Strabane and have no support.

"These actions need to end immediately."

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