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Quote of the Day – “I’m not surprised … but this is Charnwood.”

By Ntp - 17 June 2007 22

By the time I got into work last night police had been at an incident in Saywell Place Charnwood for 24 hours. All starting from a standard letterbox destuction on Friday night (not like hundreds of those haven’t happened since cracker night) this one turned unusual when it was discovered a pipe bomb was used and after warrants, etc several more were located and a 26 year old man was arrested.

The whole thing is front and 3rd page news on today’s CT (ABC Online has this), the best bit being a quote from Charnwood resident Chris Hall on page 3 – “I’m not surprised … but this is Charnwood.”

Pure gold.

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22 Responses to
Quote of the Day – “I’m not surprised … but this is Charnwood.”
ant 12:04 pm 18 Jun 07

Maybe Charnwood declared War on Holt and was invading with their pipe bombs.

Thumper 11:32 am 18 Jun 07

Charnwood over the long weekend was like downtown Saigon during the Tet offensive….

andy 11:20 am 18 Jun 07

I heard a big boom in Holt on Friday night (Saturday morning) around 1amish…


Ingeegoodbee 9:32 am 18 Jun 07

I think the police would have been right to treat these IEDs with some caution. Having dabbled in them during my miss-spent youth, I can attest to their unpredictable nature.

VYBerlinaV8 now_with 8:56 am 18 Jun 07

Bugger, I thought the Charny Carny was still running…

Vic Bitterman 7:20 pm 17 Jun 07

Yep, Charny.

Canberra’s answer to Mt Druit.

Lessa 6:09 pm 17 Jun 07

found this report on the Canberra Times website

asp 3:46 pm 17 Jun 07

Don’t underestimate the danger of pipe bombs. Their small, tightly sealed enclosure means even a device that may be small in physical size can produce a very large explosion. Furthermore, the fragmentation of the pipe can cause very serious shrapnal injuries. This ratio of size of device to size of explosion means that low yield and easily obtainable explosives may be used to produce a very large explosions.

The Centennial Olympic Park Bombing in Atlanta in 1996 shows just how much damage can be done by relatively small deivices. 111 people were injured. Charnwood would not have been as busy at the time as that park in Atlanta was, but when dealing with explosive devices, prompt and careful action must be taken. I think the Police acted responsibly.

Ntp 3:11 pm 17 Jun 07

Thanks guys wrote that at the end of a long shift. Fixed now.

And pipe bombs kill people. Ususally the people making them but they still kill people.

jemmy 3:06 pm 17 Jun 07

All this for pipe bombs?

Lessa 2:40 pm 17 Jun 07

yes, it was Chris Hall of DonNison place. double n.

for anyone whos interested, the police blocked off the entire street and the one it connects to, they had police blocking the footpaths and until midnight they were detonating the pipe bombs in the street.

it was all lit up by massive stadium lights and they had everything there! I’ve never seen so many police cars in one area!

LlamaFrog 12:24 pm 17 Jun 07


Steve_Pedestrian 11:43 am 17 Jun 07

Wasn’t it Chris Hall of Donison Place?

plane 8:38 am 17 Jun 07

And just if SES wasn’t busy enough up in Newcastle, the SES assisted the AFP last night (along with multiple other jobs the last week…)

ant 8:31 am 17 Jun 07

Don’t hold your breath waiting for something to appear on the Online CT. What a joke that thing is.

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