PSNI bust bomb factory

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Sky news (just breaking,no link yet)
    4 men have been arrested after PSNI raided a car breakers yard in Lurgan & uncovered a bomb making factory.Reports indicate a substantial device was in the stages of construction.The Antrim Rd in the town is closed as Police carry out further investigations.
    So far,no orginisation has been named.
  2. But we're thinking of them now.
  3. CIRA apparently.... it might make R O'B's biography sell better.
  4. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    From Sky news update---

    Four men have been arrested in Northern Ireland after police uncovered a suspected bomb-making factory.

    Dissident republicans were believed to have been putting together a 200lb bomb in a breakers yard in Lurgan, Co Armagh, when police stormed in.

    Northern Ireland police said a planned search operation was ongoing in the Antrim Road area of the town.
  5. Got the barstewards!
    Shame though they did have the distributor cap for a Moggie Minor.
    I'll try them again in a few years.
  6. And this government is really going through disbanding the home battalions?????
    Shame on you Blair, if you cant see what is going on!
  7. Meanwhile, police in riot gear were attacked by youths throwing stones close to the area where the bomb find was made.

    Protective aren't they!

    Ah Lurgan, happy memories at trying to avoid it.
  8. Ok lads, down to Deeney Drive and Kilwilkie now to round up the usual suspects.

    LOL - Lurgan, what a surpRise eh? (NOT).
  9. Oh for the green open fields of Craigavon!
  10. Daily grid square searches along the Lough Shore and a good bricking on the Portadown Road.
  11. Had an argument at Oxford Island, bloke said it was shut. Asked if the birds downed wings at dead on five or fcuked off to the pub. No sense of humour, it was still shut.
  12. Hmmm *in Homer Simpson voice* Oxford Island. Good area to take birds for humping (not the feathered variety).
  13. yeah I saw that. "You stopped innocents dying therefore we're going to stone you". Think some people need to get lives/jobs/brains
  14. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    From Todays Belfast Telegraph.---

    Police under attack again in Lurgan

    By Jonathan McCambridge
    21 April 2006

    Police have come under attack for the second night in Lurgan after they disrupted an alleged dissident republican bomb plot.

    Detectives are today continuing to question four men arrested on Wednesday about the discovery of components for a 250lb car bomb in the Antrim Road area of the town.

    A mob gathered in the Bells Row area last night after a hijacked van was driven onto the railway line and set on fire.

    When police moved in to remove the barricade they were attacked with petrol bombs. There were no injuries.

    The railway line and the Antrim Road remained sealed off for some time.

    Earlier yesterday police had carried out more searches in Lurgan in connection with Wednesday's find of explosives.

    Police linked the find to dissident republican paramilitaries and said a bomb attack would have been imminent.

    However four men are still being held under the Terrorism Act despite a High Court challenge over the way they are being held in custody.

    They were taken to the serious crime suite in Antrim where solicitors Harte Coyle Collins, acting for three of the men, sought an assurance that consultations with their clients would be in private and not subject to any form of covert surveillance or monitoring.

    The privacy request followed the arrest in February of solicitor Manmohan 'Johnny' Sandhu after it was alleged police had secretly taped conversations between him and clients.

    Sandhu (41) from Londonderry, was later charged with attempted incitement to murder and perverting the course of justice.

    The PSNI refused to give the assurance sought by the solicitors and this led to a hearing in the High Court when the trio's lawyers applied for leave to seek a judicial review challenging the decision.

    Judgment was reserved by Mr Justice Higgins.

    A re-hearing was convened yesterday afternoon before two judges - Mr Justice Gillen and Mr Justice Weir - when Barry Macdonald, QC, argued that a prisoner held in custody was entitled to a private consultation with a solicitor.

    The case was adjourned until Monday to fix a date for the judicial review.