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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

‘BREXIT day bomb’ device pictures released

The police have released pictures of the device attached to an HGV lorry in the Silverwood Industrial Estate area of Lurgan.

The device is thought to have been part of a bomb attack on the day the UK left the European Union but it was eventually discovered on Tuesday and dealt with before it had a chance to explode.

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Police believe at this time that the CIRA are responsible for the device, which was initially reported to be attached to a lorry at the Belfast docks, and due to travel to Scotland by ferry.

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Detective Superintendent Sean Wright said:

“Today I am releasing two photographs of the device found attached to a heavy goods vehicle in the Silverwood Industrial Estate.

“These images clearly show the explosive device attached to the lorry. They also demonstrate the sheer recklessness of those who knowingly put the driver, road users and the wider public at risk of death or serious injury.

“I continue to appeal to anyone who was in the area of Silverwood Industrial Estate between 4.00pm and 10.00pm on Friday, 31 January and who may have noticed any unusual activity in the area to contact police. In addition I ask that anyone who was driving in the area and who would have dash-cam footage around these same times that they contact police, as a matter of urgency.”

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