Northern Ireland

Second pipe bomb defused in Antrim

The device was discovered in the Beechfield area of Antrim
Image caption The device was discovered in the Beechfield area of Antrim

A pipe bomb found on the window-sill of a house in Antrim has been defused.

The device was discovered in the Beechfield area on Thursday morning.

Police found the bomb when they were responding to a warning call. Four homes were evacuated during the alert which is now over.

Another seach is taking place at Birch Hill Park in the town. On Wednesday, a pipe bomb was discovered on the window-sill of a house at Fir Grove Lane, in Antrim.

The device was made safe in the alert which lasted almost five hours.

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