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Improvised Explosive Device, Arklow, Co. Wicklow on the 13/5/13

The Gardaí at Arklow Garda Station are appealing for information in relation to an improvised explosive device which was placed in a domestic waste bin outside a residence.

On Monday the 13th of May, at 10:30pm a homemade improvised explosive device, planted in a wheelie bin outside a home in Inbhear Mor Park, Arklow, detonated. Fortunately neither the occupants of the house nor the teenagers around the area at the time, were injured.

At Gardaí believe the residents of the house were not the intended targets of this crime, and that this was a case of mistaken identity.

At 10.05 approx a motorcyclist parked close by and walked in the direction of the house. A minute later he returned to the motorcycle and drove away.


• Gardaí are anxious to speak to anyone in the vicinity of Inbhear Mor Park between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on 13th May 2013 to come forward. In particular a motorcyclist who was seen parked up near by close to the scene. Gardaí believe this man was driving a Suzuki GSX 600 or 700

• Description of motorcyclist; Average height, stocky build, wearing black, helmet red/black white, white runners

Gardaí at Arklow Garda Station are investigating                  Telephone 0402 32304