While no one seems to have been hurt, another terrorist attack appears to have taken place in England again
A city centre was evacuated today after two bombs were found - at least one of which exploded - at a busy lunchtime cafe.
A man, who is believed to have set off the explosive device, was injured and has been taken into custody. At least one of the devices was believed to be a nail bomb.
The Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall, Stephen Otter, said tonight: “We can now confirm there were two explosive devices found at the scene.” He said they were both in the same area of the Giraffe restaurant at the Princesshay shopping centre, in Exeter, although he would not give exact details of where. He said they had both been made safe. He could not say what kind of devices they were.
The 22-year-old man was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and the area was sealed off by police. Officers said he suffered lacerations to his eye and some facial burning.
They are trying to find out what sort of device caused the explosion and whether there are any others still live.
Forensic experts have been called to the scene and a Royal Navy bomb disposal team from Plymouth are on stand by. At least one device is thought to be a home made nail or letter bomb which may have exploded while being assembled or primed in the toilets of the restaurant.
Eyewitness Peter Lacey, who was in the restaurant with his wife, said: "There were three explosions. They sounded more like gunshots than a bomb, like a lightbulb exploding. They came from a locked toilet."
And from the following news on the Daily Mail
, it appears that the perpetrator was a Muslim convert. But look at how they may be trying to downplay the real connections:
Anti-terrorist police are today examining the home of a Muslim convert who allegedly detonated a nail bomb in a family restaurant.
Nicky Reilly, 22, who has a history of mental illness, suffered serious facial injuries after one of two devices exploded in the lavatories of the Giraffe eaterie in Exeter. He is currently under armed guard in hospital.
Why of all the cheap nerve! There could have been a real disaster, and they're trying to avoid the hard questions by saying that the convert himself was just someone who'd been exploited? How dishonest.
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