14/10/2021

'Viable Explosive Device' Left Outside East Belfast Home

Police have issued an appeal for information following a security alert in east Belfast.

At about 17:00 on Wednesday 13 October, police responded to reports of a suspicious object outside a house on Orby Drive, off Gand Parade. A number of homes in the surrounding Castlereagh Road area were evacuated as Army bomb expects were called in to examine the suspect device.

Police have described the object as a "viable explosive device".
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Following an examination the device was made safe and removed for further forensic examination.

Police described leaving a viable explosive device in a residential area as a "completely reckless act", showing no regard for people's lives.


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