Investigation underway after pipe bombs are discovered in Limerick

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

A suspect device was made safe in Newcastle West
INVESTIGATIONS are continuing following the discovery of two pipe-bombs on the outskirts of Limerick city.

INVESTIGATIONS are continuing following the discovery of two pipe-bombs on the outskirts of Limerick city.

The alarm was raised yesterday morning after the devices were found at a green area adjacent to the river in Annacotty.

The area was sealed off by gardai and The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team yesterday afternoon.

After an initial assessment, the devices were confirmed as viable and were taken to a safe military location for further technical examination and exploitation.

The area was declared safe at around 3pm yesterday.

A spokesperson for Defence Forces said all of component parts and evidence will be handed over to gardaí to assist them with their inquiries.

Gardai at Henry Street are investigating the discovery.