Video: ‘New IRA recklessness absolutely frightening’

Superintendent Gordon McCalmont has warned that increasing recklessness by violent republicans is putting civilian lives more and more at risk.

Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 3:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 4:59 pm
The vehicle where the Command Wire Initiated Improvised Explosive Device was located, parked in a driveway just meters away from a neighbouring property.

He was speaking as 80 police officers searched for ‘New IRA’ bomb-making material in Creggan yesterday, just two days after a failed mortar attack on Strabane PSNI station.

Video: 40 petrol bombs thrown as PSNI and ATO disable 'New IRA' bomb in Derry“The key concern is the level of recklessness, and not just by the ‘ New IRA’, but other groupings,” said the Derry District Commander.

“We’re seeing devices left at bus stops in other parts of Northern Ireland. These devices [have been] left in vulnerable positions for extended periods of time.

The vehicle where the Command Wire Initiated Improvised Explosive Device was located, parked in a driveway just meters away from a neighbouring property.

"There’s absolute disregard for the community. The recklessness: it is absolutely frightening the harm that could be presented to our community,” he remarked.

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