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File photo - a member of the Defence Forces' bomb disposal team David Jones/

Number of homes evacuated as suspicious device found in Co Westmeath

The device was found outside a residence in Grange Meadows in Mullingar.

LAST UPDATE | 4 Aug 2023

A NUMBER OF houses have been evacuated in Co Westmeath following the discovery of  a suspicious device. 

The device was found outside a residence in Grange Meadows in Mullingar. 

A number of houses have been evacuated and a cordon has been put in place, gardaí have said. 

The Defence Forces explosive ordnance disposal team have removed the device from the scene to carry out a controlled explosion, gardaí said. 

Enquiries are ongoing. 

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