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Appeal for information about bomb found outside garda's home

The under-vehicle improvised explosive device was found outside a Garda’s front door in Co Leitrim.

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Updated: 2.45 pm

GARDAÍ ARE ASKING the public for help in solving the case of a bomb that was placed outside the home of a garda in Co Leitrim last year.

The under-vehicle improvised explosive device (UVIED) was discovered at the front door of the garda’s house on the Leitrim side of the border with Co Longford, in the Drumlish area, on Thursday 17 April 2014.

This morning, the Crimestoppers agency is appealing for anyone with information about the incident to contact them anonymously.

Calling it a “very serious matter”, Detective Inspector James Delaney today said:

This was a viable improvised explosive device and could have resulted in death or serious injury to the residents of the house it was left outside or members of the Drumlish community.
We believe that there are persons out there that have information that would be beneficial to the case.
Perhaps you were aware of suspicious activity in the run up to or on Thursday 17 April last year and thought nothing of it at the time?
Even the smallest piece of information, which may seem insignificant, might help with the investigation.

Gardaí are asking for anyone with information to call them anonymously on 1800-25-00-25.

Originally published: 6.04 am

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