Ord­nance found af­ter search in church­yard

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have re­vealed why they have been search­ing the grounds of a church.

Of­fi­cers car­ried out searches within the grounds at St Mwrog’s Church in Llan­fwrog on the af­ter­noon of Satur­day Novem­ber 3.

On Mon­day, po­lice said that ord­nance was dis­cov­ered at the site by bomb dis­posal ex­perts.

It is be­lieved that the ex­plo­sive may have been there for some time but it is not clear how it got there.

Chief Supt Nigel Har­ri­son of North Wales Po­lice said: “We can con­firm that ord­nance was re­cov­ered from this ru­ral lo­ca­tion by Mil­i­tary (EOD), which ap­pears to have been there for some time.

“The items will now be sub­ject to foren­sic ex­am­i­na­tion and our in­ves­ti­ga­tion will con­tinue into how they came to be there.”

He added: “We un­der­took a full search of the sur­round­ing area fol­low­ing the dis­cov­ery to make sure there were no other items.”

Po­lice have is­sued an ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion ask­ing any­one who may have wit­nessed any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity near the church to come for­ward.

Any­one who can as­sist should con­tact po­lice on their live web chat quot­ing in­ci­dent num­ber W156507.

St Mwrog’s Church grounds

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