Crime Newry South Armagh

Bessbrook Homes Evacuated Following Pipe Bomb Incident

Police are appealing for information following a report of an incident at the John F Kennedy Park area of Bessbrook on Thursday 27th January.

Inspector Campbell said: “Shortly before 10:50pm, it was reported that neighbours heard a loud bang in the area. Police arrived at the scene and the remains of a suspected pipe bomb was discovered, which is believed to have caused scorch damage to a window of a nearby property. At this stage, there are no reports of any injuries.

 “A number of homes have been evacuated as a safety precaution, to allow police to conduct a public safety operation in the area.

“Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and police would appeal to anyone with any information to contact them on 101, quoting reference number 1997 27/01/22. A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”


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