17/01/2022

'Small But Viable Pipe Bomb' Made Safe In Loughguile

Police have declared a device at the centre of a security alert in Loughguile, County Antrim on Sunday morning as a "small but viable pipe bomb".

Police received a report of a suspicious object in Tullyviewm off the Corkey Road at about 8:50am on Sunday 16 January.
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Emergency services responded to the scene and a security alert was launched, with a number of homes in the area evacuated as a precaution. Army bomb disposal experts made the device safe and it was removed for further examinations.

Police described the incident as "reckless and reprehensible".

The PSNI have said that they believe the device was left in the early sometime overnight between Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 January.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact police.


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