Police officer escapes death after "crude" homemade bomb is thrown into his home in Northern Ireland

Police officer escapes death after 'crude' homemade bomb is thrown into his home in Northern IrelandThe officer was at the home in Omagh when the device was hurled insideBut his life was saved after it failed to explodeIt happened close to where an off-duty police officer fired shots last night By Anthony Bond PUBLISHED: 19:58 GMT, 26 January 2013 | UPDATED: 20:52 GMT, 26 January 2013 A bomb has been thrown into the home of a police officer in Northern Ireland, it has emerged. The officer was inside the home in the Coolnagard area of Omagh when the 'crude viable explosive device' was hurled inside. However, he narrowly escaped death after it failed to explode

Family"s grief after body of 15-year-old girl Helena Farrell is found dead in woodland

Family's grief after body of 'beautiful, loved and cherished' 15-year-old girl is found in woodland Body of Helena Farrell found at beauty spot in Kendal, CumbriaCumbria Police said they are not treating the death as suspicious Talented musician studied at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester By Mario Ledwith PUBLISHED: 00:20 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 03:07 GMT, 6 January 2013 A 15-year-old girl whose body was found in woodland has been described as 'beautiful, loved and cherished' by her family. Helena Farrell's body was found at a beauty spot close to the Castle Green Hotel in Kendal, Cumbria, at around 10pm on Friday night.