Police investigating after pipe bomb found by 6-year-old

Police investigating after pipe bomb found by 6-year-old

Police in the North are investigating after a pipe bomb was found by a young child in Derry.

The six-year-old boy picked up the device in the garden of a house in Curlew Way yesterday evening.

The PSNI say it appears as though it had already been detonated, and called those behind the device "completely reckless."

A security operation has continued at the scene into this morning.

His mother says it was most likely a sectarian attack.

"It's because of religion," she said.

"Because I'd speak to people from town and have them in my house but obviously other people don't agree with it.

"This is the outcome. It's ridiculous that people can't let things lie."


More in this Section

Deal creating EU border in Irish Sea closerDeal creating EU border in Irish Sea closer

The key players in the UK’s hunt for a Brexit dealThe key players in the UK’s hunt for a Brexit deal

Talk of Northern Ireland-only backstop off the mark – Arlene FosterTalk of Northern Ireland-only backstop off the mark – Arlene Foster

Limerick IT and Athlone IT forming consortium to develop Technological UniversityLimerick IT and Athlone IT forming consortium to develop Technological University


Lifestyle

Food news with Joe McNamee.The Menu: All the food news of the week

Though the Killarney tourism sector has been at it for the bones of 150 years or more, operating with an innate skill and efficiency that is compelling to observe, its food offering has tended to play it safe in the teeth of a largely conservative visiting clientele, top-heavy with ageing Americans.Restaurant Review: Mallarkey, Killarney

We know porridge is one of the best ways to start the day but being virtuous day in, day out can be boring.The Shape I'm In: Food blogger Indy Power

Timmy Creed is an actor and writer from Bishopstown in Cork.A Question of Taste: Timmy Creed

More From The Irish Examiner