Homes shake as car bomb is detonated in country NSW

POLICE are investigating an apparent car bombing in the small rural town of Young, in southern NSW.

The white Ford sedan exploded on the corner of Clarke and Lovell Streets around 10pm on Tuesday.

The blast was so strong, it ripped the sedan apart and rattled nearby homes, triggering multiple calls to police.


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Some residents even reported hearing the explosion from the other side of town, several kilometres away.

Speaking to Fairfax Media, Detective Inspector Scott Wilkinson said police were treating the explosion as suspicious.

“The explosion was quite a powerful one and it was heard some kilometres away by most of the township,” he said.

Detective Insp Wilkinson said the vehicle was “totally destroyed” by “some sort of explosive device” being detonated.

Thankfully, at this stage, police say no one is thought to have been injured in the explosion.

Anyone with any information that could assist police with their investigation is urged to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, Young Police on 02 6382 8199, or visit the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.

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If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.