Northern Ireland

Man, 30, arrested over pipe bomb in Antrim estate

A number of people were moved from neighbouring homes due to the alert.
Image caption A number of people were moved from neighbouring homes due to the alert.

A man has been arrested in connection with a pipe-bomb attack on the home of a couple in Antrim's Steeple estate.

The 30-year-old man was arrested in the town on Wednesday evening.

The device was left on the windowsill of a Polish couple's home at Seacash Drive on Wednesday morning.

Nearby houses were evacuated while army bomb experts dealt with the device. A loyalist group called the BBC on Wednesday to say it carried out the attack.