Pipe bomb found near children’s park in Northern Ireland
A bomb thrown at a Northern Ireland police station has been found near a children’s playground, police have said.
The viable pipe bomb was discovered near the park in Strabane in Co Tyrone on Thursday after the Police Service of Northern Ireland received a telephone warning that a device thrown at the town’s police station the previous day had failed to explode.
Chief Inspector Andy Lemon said a child could easily have been injured.
“Had a young child lifted this, this device was so large, it doesn’t bear thinking about,” he said.
“The threat in this area has been severe for some time, and the officers are carrying out a number of security checks.