HOMES EVACUATED AFTER PIPE BOMB FOUND IN WEST BELFAST

Police evacuate homes after suspect device pipe bomb found in west Belfast

Police evacuate homes after suspect device pipe bomb found in west Belfast

POLICE evacuated a number of homes in west Belfast on New Year’s Eve after a pipe bomb was thown at a house.

Following the attack, Glenalina Road in the city was closed on Monday night after the incident.

Army bomb experts attended the scene of the security alert and evacuated residents were take to the Whiterock Community Centre.

A PSNI spokeswoman said: “ATO have examined a suspicious object discovered in the area and have declared it to be a viable device, which has been taken away for further examination.”

Residents who had to leave their properties and taken to Whiterock Community Centre were allowed to return home after midnight on New Year’s Day.

 

 

 

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