30 October 2019

Police bomb squad dispose of 50 explosive devices in Bermagui

| Ian Campbell
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File photo, Horseshoe Bay Bermagui. Photo: ReBoot in Bermagui.

File photo. Horseshoe Bay. Bermagui. Photo: ReBoot in Bermagui.

The bomb squad in Bermagui!

Shortly after 5 pm yesterday (October 29) officers from the South Coast Police District were patrolling the idyllic holiday destination when they were notified of a person illegally camping on the headland near Horseshoe Bay, in the centre of town.

“Officers attended the location and allegedly located a vehicle and trailer containing camping equipment and food, surrounded by litter,” police report.

“On further investigation, officers located a bag containing 40-50 suspected explosive devices. The items were rendered safe and taken to Bermagui Police Station, before being disposed of by officers attached to the NSW Police Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit.

“A 66-year-old man was arrested and charged with leave rubbish/litter, display misleading number plates, possess explosive in public place, offensive language and custody of offensive implement in public place.”

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Narooma Local Court on December 12.

Police inquiries are continuing, and further charges are expected to be laid.

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