Copper pipe object found at house
Thursday, 30 March 2017
A HOAX bomb alert in Limavady at the weekend was greeted with widespread disgust and anger from political representatives and residents.
Police were alerted to a suspicious copper pipe object on Saturday (March 25) by a resident who found the item on his property in the Benbradagh Avenue area of the town.
The area was cordoned off by a bomb disposal team and residents were evacuated, causing disruption to the local community while the security alert, which finished hours later, was declared a hoax by Police.
DUP Alderman Alan Robinson who was on the scene on Saturday night said: "I spoke to the bomb disposal team who assured me that the object had no explosives within.
“I also spoke to the gentleman whose property the object was found at. He explained that the object was a sizeable copper pipe with soldering at the end with a screw top. He had the good sense to immediately contact the authorities.
“We offered him reassurance that the community are disgusted and that he has our full support. He too shares the belief that he was not the intended target. He's a well known gentleman who's the salt of the earth and who should not have been put through this ordeal.
“I want to put on record my appreciation to the community for their patience and to the community group who opened up their premises to allow residents the opportunity to have somewhere warm.
“Whoever was involved in this incident, I'm confident that I say on behalf of the Limavady community that we don't want this nonsense."
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