Explosive device discovered by Limerick gardai

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing following the discovery of a “viable” explosive device on the outskirts of Croom on Friday night.

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing following the discovery of a “viable” explosive device on the outskirts of Croom on Friday night.

The device was discovered during a planned search of a field at Tory Hill, Croom -around two miles outside the village on the Crecora Road.

Gardai from the Askeaton District who conducted the search were up by the specialist dog unit.

Following the discovery of the device, members of the army bomb squad travelled to the area from Cork and a controlled explosion was carried out late on Friday night.

The remains of the device were subsequently handed over to gardai and it has been sent for forensic analysis at Garda headquarters.

A garda spokesman described the device as “viable” and he said it could have caused serious damage if it was detonated.