UK: Bomb squad carry out controlled explosion on ‘viable’ device found on moorland in Salford

This is the moment the bomb squad carried out a controlled explosion on a suspicious item found in Salford. Police say it’s not yet been confirmed what the device was, but explosive experts ‘deemed it to be viable’. Firearms were Read More …

UK: Wigan homes are evacuated and bomb disposal unit attend as suspicious chemicals found

During a search of the property officers located a suspicious item and the suspicious chemicals. Officers from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue service are currently carrying out an assessment of the chemicals.The Explosive Ordnance Disposal are also now at the Read More …

UK: Bomb squad called to Daisy Nook after 1,000 ‘explosives’ found by magnet fishers

More than 1,000 suspected railway explosives have been uncovered by magnet fishers at a park in Failsworth, Greater Manchester. The bomb squad and emergency service were called to Daisy Nook Country Park after the devices were found underwater at Sammy’s Read More …

UK: Man jailed for downloading Islamic State terror videos

A man has been jailed for downloading Islamic State group material, including bomb-making videos and a video showing two men being killed with a knife. Ataubaq Taj, 34, of Hacking Street, Salford was sentenced to six years when he appeared Read More …

UK: Bomb disposal carry out controlled explosion on ‘unexploded mortar shell’ found in Bolton skip

Bomb disposal teams destroyed an ‘unexploded mortar shell’ found in a Bolton skip during a controlled explosion today. It comes after the ‘World War Two-type shell’ was found by workers at Lostock Skip Hire on Star Lane in Horwich at Read More …