Rockingham bomb discovery: police urge residents not to touch suspicious items after homemade bomb found

POLICE are urging residents not to touch or remove suspicious items after a homemade bomb was found in Rockingham.

A police spokesman said a member of the public found an improvised explosive device in a garden bed, near the Read Street underpass on Monday, January 30.

The device was found at 3.45pm and was handed to police.

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The Bomb Squad attended and investigations are continuing.

“If members of the public find a suspicious item, they should not touch or remove it,” the spokesman said.

“Police should be called to assess if a specialist response is necessary.”