POLICE have revealed that a small bomb was found wrapped in a plastic bag in a laneway in County Antrim.
The device was discovered in a hedgerow in a lane off the Tildarg Road in Kells on Thursday afternoon.
Four houses were evacuated while Army bomb experts examined and made the bomb safe.
The device has been taken away for forensic examination.
Police have asked anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area to contact CID in Antrim on 0845 600 8000.