Boy, 12, seriously injured by homemade BOMB as explosive devices uncovered in raids and boy, 16, and man, 64, arrested

Boy, 12, seriously injured by homemade BOMB as explosive devices uncovered in raids and boy, 16, and man, 64, arrested

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A BOY was found seriously injured by a homemade bomb as cops discovered a number of explosive devices during raids in Plymouth.

The 12-year-old was rushed to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, Devon, at 9.30pm on Monday night where he remains.

Police leave a Plymouth home which was packed with explosive devices
SWNS:South West News Service
Police and Royal Navy bomb disposal experts found, seized and detonated a number of explosive devices in the Plymouth area

Devon and Cornwall police later arrested a 16-year-old boy and 64-year-old man in connection with the incident.

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of possessing an explosive with intent to endanger life.

And the 64-year-old was arrested on suspicion of making or possessing explosives with intent to endanger life.

Both remain in custody where they are being questioned.

A major probe was launched as explosives were found in properties and garages around the Whitleigh estate on Monday.

Police and Royal Navy bomb disposal experts seized them, before detonating them in a nearby wooded area.

Police sources stressed the raids were “not terrorism linked in any way” and there was no risk to the public.

A police spokesman said: “Searched are expected to remain ongoing over the next two or three days in relation to this matter.

“I’m keen to provide reassurance that there is no risk to the public and that there is no evidence to suggest that the incident is related to terrorism.”


Searches were carried out in Lewes Gardens area yesterday and a cordon remains on place.

Locals reported seeing dozens of firefighters “smashing” their way into garage’s, Plymouth Live reported.

A 16-year-old boy and a 64-year-old man were arrested after a 12-year-old was found injured by a homemade bomb
SWNS:South West News Service

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