PIPE BOMB FOUND IN SECURITY ALERT

Army technical officers make safe a pipe bomb in Strabane, Co Tyrone

Army technical officers make safe a pipe bomb in Strabane, Co Tyrone

A PIPE bomb device has been removed following a security alert.

Police had to evacuate a number of homes due the security alert in Strabane, County Tyrone on Tuesday morning.

Army technical officers were called to the scene to examine a suspicious object that was found in Springhill Park.

As a result, Springhill Park was closed to traffic.

Following an examination, Army technical officers said the suspect object was in fact a lethal pipe bomb.

It has now been removed for forensic examination.

The area is now clear and residents forced to flee have now been allowed to return to their homes.

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