Passer-by removes pipe-bomb from garden and places it in a nearby field in Strabane

A man on his way to work in Strabane removed a pipe-bomb from beside a car and placed it in a nearby field this morning.

The PSNI recieved a report this morning that a pipe bomb had been left in a field behind LIDL supermarket on Bradley Way.

It's understood that a pipe bomb was placed beside a car at the bottom of the Ballycolman Lane. A passer-by then removed the device and placed it in the nearby field. He then reported what happened to the police.

Local Councillor Eugene McMennamin hailed the man who moved the device as courageous, but he also said he was lucky he didnt have his arm blown off:

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