Northern Ireland

Newry by-pass van bomb: two men released

Newry bomb scene
Image caption Hundreds of motorists drove past the van containing the bomb after cones cordoning it off were removed

Two men arrested in connection with a bomb left under the Newry by-pass in April have been released.

Hundreds of motorists drove past the 500lb bomb, which was found in a van parked under a flyover.

The men, aged 35 and 36, were arrested in Belfast city centre on Tuesday. They were released on Wednesday without charge.

Police carried out a review into why motorists were allowed to drive past the van containing the bomb.

They said a cordon had been removed by motorists.

Army bomb experts carried out several controlled explosions on the vehicle before it was removed.

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