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'Bomb' was handed in to Risca police officers

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Member of public handed device in to Risca police officers 'yesterday' say police

  • Cordon lifted from centre of Risca
  • Controlled explosion carried out in Risca
  • Robot used by bomb squad to destroy device
  • Large area was cordoned off

  • Comments


    shaneparsons 10:44am Tue 4 Mar 14

    Not much of a scare when its been confirmed!

    Score: 4
    Loose-Cannon 10:50am Tue 4 Mar 14

    Was there not a "Bomb Scare" in Risca police station yesterday too ?

    Score: 6
    meg02harv06 12:18pm Tue 4 Mar 14

    Wierd this happened exactally the same around 3:45pm yesterday afternoon apart from the ambulances parked at tesco.......although roads were closed off around risca town........ It clears then re-appears in same areas this am........guessing somebody hasnt done there job right if its duplicated again today just hope eveyone is safe and we find out whats happened over last few days........

    Score: -5
    Loose-Cannon 2:52pm Tue 4 Mar 14

    meg02harv06 wrote…


    Wierd this happened exactally the same around 3:45pm yesterday afternoon apart from the ambulances parked at tesco.......although roads were closed off around risca town........ It clears then re-appears in same areas this am........guessing somebody hasnt done there job right if its duplicated again today just hope eveyone is safe and we find out whats happened over last few days........

    Very weird, if the "bomb" was handed into the police station, why are the bomb disposal team & robot pictured at the very top of station road right next to residential property?

    Score: 5
    readyfreddie1 4:48pm Tue 4 Mar 14

    Have to agree with you loose-cannon. Also an awful lot of contradicting information being reported from Gwent Police on here look at 1135 it states it was reported this morning yet at 3.28 Gwent police confirm related to yesterday afternoon where they assessed the situation and left it until today in daylight hours to detonate the item so surely at 1135 this morning they knew it was reported yesterday...about time the truth was told of what is or has been going on.

    Score: 0
    Bobevans 4:50pm Tue 4 Mar 14

    Presumably these photos are after the controlled explosion as the police and even the bomb disposal squad would not all be standing close to it

    Score: -2
    Loose-Cannon 5:54pm Tue 4 Mar 14

    Maybe the photos were, but with the town centre closed off they conduct all activity in a small side street, what's wrong with the high street ?

    Score: -2
    Truthbtold2013 6:12pm Tue 4 Mar 14

    if you read the story it was the same bomb as yesterday because controlled explosions can only be carried out in daylight by time they got there yesterday it was getting dark so same bomb not a new one please read people jeeez

    Score: 0
    Loose-Cannon 6:18pm Tue 4 Mar 14

    And if you read the times you will notice that gwent police confirmed it was the same incident only a few hours ago, where most of the comments were made well before

    Score: -3
    Loose-Cannon 6:23pm Tue 4 Mar 14

    Truthbtold2013 wrote…


    if you read the story it was the same bomb as yesterday because controlled explosions can only be carried out in daylight by time they got there yesterday it was getting dark so same bomb not a new one please read people jeeez

    And if YOU read the story it says where possible not can only be carried be carried out in daylight.!

    Score: 0
    biker1 6:39pm Tue 4 Mar 14

    If people don't know why speculate..........

    Score: 2
    john.hall1000 7:26pm Tue 4 Mar 14

    If the police knew that the bomb squad was going to detonate the the device today, why didn't they inform the bus companies and the public earlier, so other travel routes could be used, instead of utter confusion.

    Score: 0
    biker1 8:02pm Tue 4 Mar 14

    Truth be told.........eod can detonate a suspected device day or night. Suggest you google it a bit and stop talking nonsense.

    Score: -3
    dean02 12:28am Wed 5 Mar 14

    john.hall1000 wrote…


    If the police knew that the bomb squad was going to detonate the the device today, why didn't they inform the bus companies and the public earlier, so other travel routes could be used, instead of utter confusion.

    True John. Why not tell local residents that this would take place the next morning. I don't believe the story that the police are telling the media. This all taking place so close to the parades on Saturday.... I'm guessing the police may have missed something then and are no trying to cover things up... as they are renowned for

    Score: 0
    jaaaack 3:15pm Wed 5 Mar 14

    All i've seen on here is aftermath of the incident and a small amount of what happened. Why is nobody asking why there was a bomb handed in? Who handed it in? Why did they have a bomb? Where was it from? When was it meant to go off? Why aren't we being told this? Surely it is more important, long term...?

    Score: 3

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