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PSNI chiefs appeal after police station package


Police chiefs in Northern Ireland have appealed for help after a suspect object was found outside a police station in a vehicle in Omagh, Co Tyrone.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is appealing for information after a “suspicious object” was discovered in an abandoned hijacked car.

TRhe PSNI said at 10pm on May 6, three hooded men a stole car at gunpoint in the Fireagh Road area, off the Dromore Road.

They placed a suspicious object in his vehicle, a silver-coloured Volkswagen Golf, and forced the victim to travel to the Derry Road area and abandon the car outside Omagh police station.

Residents were evacuated from a number of homes and a security cordon set up.

Condemning the incident, Inspector Will Brown said: “The misguided and senseless actions of those responsible have caused disruption in the local community.

“Our thoughts are with the driver, who was, understandably, badly shaken by the ordeal.”