Sydney Bomb Squad arrived with 30 minutes to defuse and leave a Ganmain house before a court order ran out

BOMB DISCOVERED: Sydney Bomb Squad arrived at this Langham Street house in Ganmain after police discovered a home-made bomb inside. Picture: Marguerite McKinnon
BOMB DISCOVERED: Sydney Bomb Squad arrived at this Langham Street house in Ganmain after police discovered a home-made bomb inside. Picture: Marguerite McKinnon

Police admit the discovery of a home-made bomb took them by surprise during a search of a Langham Street house in Ganmain.

Wagga Police Inspector Robert Vergano talking about Ganmain bomb

Wagga Police Inspector Robert Vergano talking about Ganmain bomb

The search warrant was executed on Wednesday afternoon, primarily after police suspected the house contained illegal plants.

While police removed a number of items from the house, the Sydney Bomb Squad was immediately deployed after lunch but distance and heavy Sydney traffic almost caused a problem.

Due to strict court procedures surrounding search warrants, police had until 9pm on Wednesday to complete the search and leave the premises.

BOMB WAIT: Wagga and Temora Police wait for the Sydney Bomb Squad to arrive at this Langham Street house in Ganmain, hours later than expected. Picture: Marguerite McKinnon

BOMB WAIT: Wagga and Temora Police wait for the Sydney Bomb Squad to arrive at this Langham Street house in Ganmain, hours later than expected. Picture: Marguerite McKinnon

Wagga and Temora police removed items from the house as the bomb squad had driven directly from Sydney to arrive at Ganmain just before 8.30pm.

At 8.53pm, with just seven minutes to spare, they had defused and removed the home-made bomb and exited the premises.

A 27-year-old Ganmain man was charged with six offences relating to the home-made bomb, plus drug and ammunition charges.

CUTTING IT FINE: Sydney Bomb Squad officers with Wagga and Temora police at the house in Langham Street, Ganmain defusing a bomb seven minutes before a court search order expired on Wednesday night. Picture: Marguerite McKinnon

CUTTING IT FINE: Sydney Bomb Squad officers with Wagga and Temora police at the house in Langham Street, Ganmain defusing a bomb seven minutes before a court search order expired on Wednesday night. Picture: Marguerite McKinnon