13/01/2020

Viable Pipe Bomb Thrown At Bangor Home

A woman and children have escaped injury after a viable pipe bomb was thrown at their Bangor home.

Residents of the Killaire Wood Lane area were evacuated from their homes in the early hours of this morning, Monday 13 January, while ATO examined the object.

The incident happened shortly before 2.30am.

Detective Sergeant Rhonda Magennis said: "ATO were called to the scene to examine the object, which was located at the front of the property, and declared it to be a viable pipe-bomb type device.

"Thankfully, a woman and children who were in the property were not injured, however they have been left shaken by this reckless attack.

"The consequences could have been devastating and a number of local residents had to be evacuated from their homes."

The security alert has now ended and local residents have returned to their homes.

Police are working to establish a motive for the incident and are appealing for information. Anyone who was in the Killaine Wood Lane area early this morning is urged to consider whether they noticed any unusual activity.

Detectives can be contacted on 101 quoting reference 105 of 13/01/20. Information can also be passed anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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