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Monday, May 16, 2022

Loughguile security alert ends

A security alert in Loughguile, Co Antrim, has now ended.

Inspector Burns said: “Shortly after 8.50am on Sunday, January 16, police received and responded to a report that a device had been left in the Corkey Road area.

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“The object, which was located in the Tullyview area, was declared as a small, viable pipe bomb type device and was made safe by ammunition technical officers. It has since been taken away for further forensic examinations.

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“At this stage, we believe that the device may have been left sometime between the evening of Saturday, January 15 into the morning of Sunday, January 16.”

Inspector Burns continued: “This was a completely reckless act and those responsible have shown a blatant disregard for the lives of others. Their actions are reprehensible and are not supported by the local community.

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“I am keen to thank local people for their support and patience as we worked to ensure the area was safe.

“Our enquiries are ongoing into this incident, and I am appealing to anyone with information, or who witnessed anything suspicious, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 459 of 16/01/22.”

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online atwww.crimestoppers-uk.org

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