Pipe bomb found in Londonderry; security alert in Ballymena


A viable pipe bomb has been found after the search of a property in Londonderry.

Army bomb experts examined the suspicious object during a search of a property at Sperrin Park in the Caw area of the city. They declared it to be a viable pipe bomb type device, that was later removed for forensic examination.

All evacuated residents have now been allowed to return to their homes and all roads in the area have reopened to traffic. Investigations into the incident are continuing.

Meanwhile, police are also attending a security alert in the Cambridge Avenue area of Ballymena, following the discovery of a suspicious object.

Cambridge Avenue has been closed and a number of homes in the area evacuated.