Limerick gardai renew appeal for information following pipe-bomb attack

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

GARDAI have renewed their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe-bomb at Sean Heuston Place last week.

GARDAI have renewed their appeal for information following the discovery of a pipe-bomb at Sean Heuston Place last week.

The device, which partially exploded, was thrown at the front door of a private house at around 12.30am on May 8, last.

A number of adjacent houses were evacuated as a precaution after the alarm was raised. Gardai also requested the assistance of the defence forces who deployed a bomb disposal team from Cork to make the device safe.

Investigating gardai say they are particularly appealing for information about a car which was seen in the area at the time. “We believe the culprits were driving a silver car possibly a 1998 or 1999 Toyota Corolla,” said Sgt Brian Broderick who added that there were three people in the car, which had an ‘L’ Plate on the front windscreen.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of Sean Heuston Place between 12 midnight and 1am on Tuesday morning May 8 and who saw anything suspicious or who has any information about this crime to contact the Gardaí at Henry Street at 061 212400 or to pass on information on the confidential phone line at 1800 666 111. We are particularly interested in locating the silver Toyota Corolla,” sg Sgt Broderick.