Bomb Squad Successfully Defuse 11-Year-Old’s Stash Of Black Cat Bangers


TRAFFIC conditions are returning to normal in Dublin this afternoon, after a large part of the northside was cordoned off by Gardaí while the Army bomb disposal unit made safe a stash of Black Cat bangers belonging to an 11-year-old kid.

The authorities were alerted to the area after a Facebook posting by Coolock native Marc Harris, who boasted about having enough of the dangerous fireworks to “put the northside into fucking orbit”.

Special branch officers swooped on the home of the 6th class student at 10am, re-routing traffic from the area and causing congestion all the way back to the M50. The army arrived on the scene soon after, and the viable bangers were neutralized after several tense hours. A raid was made on Harris’ school in an attempt to arrest the youngster, but he was away on the mitch at the time.

“This is one of the most substantial hauls of Black Cats we’ve seen in the area for years,” said Superintendent Jim Kierans, speaking exclusively to WWN. “We believe that by neutralising these explosive devices, we’ve saved a lot of people this Halloween.

“In Harris’ room we found detailed plans which suggested he was going to use the bangers in a number of anti-social ways; throwing them at cars, throwing them at people, throwing them into letterboxes… throwing them, basically”, he added.

Kierans went on to stress that the 11-year-old was still at large, possibly with a large number of eggs. Locals are advised to be vigilant over the weekend.