12/08/2016

Attempted Murder Investigation Launched Following Pipe Bomb Find

Police have launched an attempted murder investigation following the discovery of a pipe bomb in north Belfast on Tuesday, 09 August.

The "viable device" was found in the North Queen Street area.

Police believe it was most likely thrown at a passing PSNI vehicle the night before.
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Detective Chief Inspector Peter Montgomery said: "This incident caused massive inconvenience, disruption and upset for the local community of north Belfast and I would like to reiterate our thanks to the members of the public for their patience and cooperation during the operation on Tuesday morning.

"I am appealing for anyone who noticed any activity in the North Queen Street area, close to Spamount Street, between Monday evening and Tuesday morning. I am also interested in speaking to the driver of a White Van seen in North Queen Street, just before midnight."

(CD/JP)

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