LARGE FIREWORK PACKED WITH NAILS AND SCREWS BEHIND ‘SMALL EXPLOSION’ IN WEST BELFAST

Small explosion heard in west Belfast

Small explosion heard in west Belfast

THE PSNI has launched an investigation over a small explosion outside a house in west Belfast.

According to police, the explosion happened on the Springfield Road on Thursday morning at 8.45am.

It is now believed the explosion was caused by a large commercial firework.

A number of people in the house, including a three-month-old baby, the mother’s and a grandmother were uninjured in the attack.

Army bomb disposal experts were tasked from Palace Barracks in Holywood, Co Down to deal with the device.

Crime scene investigators and detectives from the Serious Crime Branch have also been alerted.

A three-month-old baby girl, her mother and grandmother were all in the house at the time, but were not injured.

Gavin Davine, whose mother lives in the house, said the attackers were “hooligans”.

Family members said there had been a previous incident a few years ago.

Sinn Fein MLA Fra McCann said the device thrown on Thursday had nails and screws attached to it.

He said the family had lived in the area for several years and there was no reason why they would have been singled out.

 

 

 

 

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