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PSNI officer and family forced to leave home after grenade discovered

A police officer and his family were forced to flee their Fermanagh home after a grenade was discovered on their property.

Image: Asarlaí via Wikicommons

AN UNEXPOLDED GRENADE has been found outside the home of a PSNI officer in Co Fermanagh, forcing the young officer and his family to flee their home.

The grenade was uncovered at the house on Drumreer Road in Maguiresbridge at about 8pm on Wednesday evening. The BBC reports that the PSNI have launched an investigation to discover who is responsible for the incident, which Chief Inspector Alwyn Barton described as “inexcusable and inhumane”.

The officer in question is said to be distraught. “On a night where there were arctic conditions, this family had to up sticks and rush from their homes,” Chief Inspector Barton said, “Someone intentionally disrupted this family in the mouth of Christmas, virtually on Christmas Eve in what is supposed to be the season of goodwill,” he added.

SDLP MLA for Fermanagh and South Tyrone Tommy Gallagher called those behind the attack “cowards” and added: “While it is yet unclear who is responsible, their actions will be wholeheartedly condemned by everyone in our community.”

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