26/08/2016

Viable Device Found In North Belfast Linked To Hate Crime

A viable device found during a security alert in north Belfast is believed to be linked to a hate crime.

Police and army bomb disposal experts attended the scene at Atlantic Avenue on Thursday, 25 August.

A number of residents were evacuated from their homes, however they have since returned.

Army experts declared the device viable and it has now been removed for forensic testing.
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Police believe the device is linked to a hate crime attack in the area, where the window of a house was smashed by a rock.

Inspector David McBride said: "Police are currently investigating these incidents and I appeal for information from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between midnight and 9.30am this morning to contact Police at Tennent Street on the non-emergency number 101."

The road has been reopened and the alert has now ended.

(CD)

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