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IRA connections to the Isle of Wight

Two home made bombs thought to be connected to the IRA have been found alongside guns and ammunition at woodland on the Isle of Wight.

The South East Counter Terrorism Unit is investigating after the explosives were found by a dog walker close to Parkhurst Prison last month.

Officers think they could be related to IRA prisoners who were being held on the island in the 1970s and 80s. Martin Dowse explains.

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Incendiary devices discovered on the Isle of Wight

Hampshire police have confirmed that they have discovered two guns, ammunition and two home made incendiary devices in a forest on the Isle of Wight.

The items were found by a dog walker in Parkhurst Forest on Friday 24th August.

The South East Counter Terrorism Unit is investigating the finds which were hidden in the forest for several years.

Officers say one line of enquiry is that the weapons are related to IRA prisoners who were held in the Island's jails during the 1970s and 80s.

The police say they don't believe the finds relate to any current criminal activity.