Viable pipebomb found in west Belfast

A security alert in Coolnasilla Park West in Belfast has ended.

Sunday, 16th July 2017, 12:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:33 am
Police are appealing for witnesses

A viable pipebomb type device was made safe by ATO and has been recovered by police.

Detective Inspector Paul Rowland said: “A number of residents were moved from their homes during this alert and we are thankful to them for their patience.

Those who left this device in a residential area clearly have no regard for the people who live here and I am appealing for the community’s support in identifying the perpetrators.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at Musgrave Police Station by calling 101, quoting reference 1419 15/07/17.”

Information can also be given to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.