Police inspect an explosive device which was found in the grounds of Mackay State High School.
Police inspect an explosive device which was found in the grounds of Mackay State High School. Peter Holt

Police still to speak with homemade bomb blast victim

POLICE still have to interview the 14-year-old Mackay boy who was left with horrific hand injuries after a homemade bomb exploded in his house last month.

The boy was at home with a 15-year-old friend when the homemade explosive detonated in his hands.

He was later flown to Brisbane's Princess Alexandra Hospital, where he remained for about two weeks.

Police believed the boys were responsible for leaving two explosive devices on a nearby school oval.

Child Protection Investigation Unit's Detective Senior Sergeant Tony Lee said the incident was still being investigated and that they still needed to speak to the boy and his family.

He said at this stage, it wasn't likely criminal charges would be laid.


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