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Residents evacuated and controlled explosion carried out on IED in Bray

The device was discovered on an area of waste ground near Ballywaltrim last night.

Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

RESIDENTS HAD TO be evacuated from an area close to where an improvised explosive device was discovered in Bray, Co Wicklow overnight.

An Army Bomb Disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on a device that was found near a lane in an area of waste group near Ballywaltrim.

Gardaí cordoned off the area and requested the assistance of the Defence Forces.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived on the scene just after 10pm last night and following an examination of the device a controlled explosion was carried out, rendering the device safe.

The remains were handed to Gardaí and the scene was declared safe at 3.40am this morning.

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