14/01/2020

Baby Safe Following Pipe Bomb Attack

Two pipe bombs have been thrown at a house in west Belfast with a young baby inside, police have confirmed.

Residents of the Monagh Drive property escaped injury when their home was targeted early this morning, Tuesday 14 January.
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Reports emerged at around 12.50am of two loud bangs heard outside the rear of the property. Police and ATO attended the scene and removed the remnants of what is believed to have been two pipe bombs for further examination.

A woman, two men and a young baby were inside at the time. No damage was caused to the property.

Police are working to establish a motive for the incident and have appealed for any witnesses to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101, quoting reference number 49 of 14/01/20.

Information can also be provided by calling the Crimestoppers anonymous line on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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