Families allowed to return to homes after pipe bomb thrown at property in 'extremely reckless attack'

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Detective Sergeant Dougherty said: “Detectives are now investigating a report of criminal damage after a pipe bomb was thrown at a property in the area at approximately 7.20pm on Sunday, 12th November.

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“Thankfully, no injuries were reported following what was an extremely reckless attack. However, damage was caused to a vehicle which was parked in the driveway of the house.

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“ATO attended the scene and the device has now been removed for further forensic examination.

“A number of people who were evacuated from their homes as a precaution – have since been allowed to return and the road has fully reopened.“Our investigation is now underway and anyone with information which could assist with enquiries or has CCTV, dash-cam or mobile footage of what happened, is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1341 12/11/23.”

A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/