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Improvised explosive device made safe in Cork

Mayfield residents evacuated after device discovered close to vehicle overnight.

File photo.
File photo.
Image: Photocall Ireland

SOME CORK CITY residents were evacuated from their homes early this morning after an explosive device was discovered close to a vehicle in Mayfield.

The Defence Forces arrived on the scene at 2.20am to examine the device upon a request from the gardaí.

The device was made safe without the need for a controlled explosion and was handed over to the gardaí to assist them in their investigation of the incident.

The scene was declared safe at 4.30am.

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