BLAST VICTIM: A man was transported to the PA Hospital with extensive damage to his hands after a blast on Clay St, West Ipswich.
BLAST VICTIM: A man was transported to the PA Hospital with extensive damage to his hands after a blast on Clay St, West Ipswich. Sarah Harvey

Maimed bomb blast victim yet to be questioned by police

TWO months after a bomb exploded in a house in West Ipswich, police are still waiting to talk to the horribly injured victim.

On July 25, a 37-year-old man's hands were blown off and he suffered a traumatic injury to his genitals after a home-made bomb exploded.

He was rushed by ambulance to Princess Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition while a 43-year-old who was also in the Clay St home was taken to Ipswich Hospital with minor injuries.

Police said yesterday the 37-year-old was still in a serious condition in hospital with doctors yet to declare he was able to be interviewed.

A police spokesman said the man was in a high dependency ward of the hospital undergoing treatment for his terrible injuries.

"We haven't been able to speak to him yet," the spokesman said.

"We have to wait on medical advice for when he can be spoken to."

He said police would then have to find out if the man wanted to speak to police before they were able to consider charges.

Glen Charles Dell, 43, a resident of the Clay St home, has appeared in Ipswich Magistrates Court on charges related to incidents involving explosives.

On May 10 an Ipswich teenager's hands were maimed by a golf ball bomb that contained explosives on Dampier St in Leichhardt.

Five days later an explosive device was left attached to a gate at a Bunnings construction site in Ipswich opposite the house in Clay St.

Dell is expected to appear before a committal hearing on October 23.



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