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Gardai in Castlebar yesterday afternoon (Thursday) confirmed that explosive experts from the Army removed a suspicious device from a patch of waste ground near An Sportlann in Castlebar.
Gardai in Castlebar have this afternoon (Thursday, November 13) confirmed that explosive experts from the army removed a suspicious device from a patch of waste ground near An Sportlann. Gardai had sealed off a large area of ground around An Sportlann in Castlebar after a suspicious device was found in the morning. The device was found on waste ground at the rear of the driving test centre which is located beside An Sportlann. A number of buildings in the area were evacuated as a precaution after 11am yesterday morning. The army explosives experts arrived around lunch time and by 2pm they had removed the device and brought it with them for further investigation and the cordon was lifted by the Gardai.
Two local men have been arrested following the discovery of a viable explosive device in the Monksland area of Athlone on Tuesday this week.
Gardai have not confirmed that the pipe bomb, which was discovered in the town on Tuesday night, is related to ongoing feuds in the town.