25/02/2016

Viable Pipe Bomb Found In North Belfast Security Alert

A viable pipe bomb has been discovered during a security alert in north Belfast.

A number of residents were evacuated from their homes after a suspicious object was found in the Fortfield place area on Thursday.

Police and army bomb experts attended the scene.

The device has been removed for further examination.

Fortfield Place was closed between Lepper Street and Spamount Street.
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It has now re-opened and residents have returned to their homes.

Sinn Féin councillor JJ Magee condemned the incident.

He said: "The discovery of a device in the New Lodge area this morning is worrying.

"Thankfully no one was hurt in this incident but it caused a great deal of inconvenience locally.

"This is the second alert in the area this week and the local community is fed up with it."

(CD)

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