Pipe bomb attacks condemned

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Pipe bomb attacks condemned thumbnailEmergency services at the scene of two pipe bomb attacks in Bushmills on St Patrick’s Day.

POLITICIANS have joined to condemn the St Patrick's Day pipe bomb attacks in Bushmills. Police, fire and ambulance crews were alerted after two devices exploded at separate houses just before 1am.
One was detonated at Woodland Court and another in nearby Ballaghmore Court. Damage was caused to properties and a car but no-one was injured.
Causeway Coast and Glens Council's TUV Alderman Sharon McKillop said: "I unreservedly condemn the pipe bomb attacks in Bushmills. Children and elderly people live in close proximity to the location of both bombs and it is extremely fortunate that we are not talking about serious injuries, or worse. I gather that there was real concern for one resident who could not be accounted for, for some time. Another elderly resident who recently suffered a bereavement obviously didn't need this.
"I would appeal for anyone with information to come forward to the police. There is an onus on the PSNI to get to the root of the problem which caused this criminality. We don't want this in Bushmills and need to see all those who break the law brought to justice."


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