Crimestoppers launches appeal for information on improvised explosive device in Drumlish, Co Leitrim.
IED left outside front door of member of An Garda Síochána’s home
30th August 2015 – Crimestoppers has today launched an appeal for information in relation to an explosive device found outside the front door of a member of An Garda Siochana’s home in the Drumlish area of Co Leitrim last year.
On Thursday 17th April 2014 an under vehicle improvised explosive device (UVIED) was found at the front door of a serving member of An Garda Siochana. The discovery was made during the middle of the day.
Speaking today, Detective Inspector James Delaney commented: "We are appealing to anyone with information on this very serious matter to come forward. 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 17th 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.”
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