Northern Ireland

Pipe bomb found in west Belfast alert

Scene of west Belfast bomb alert
Image caption The pipe bomb was discovered in the garden of a house in Glenmeen Close

A pipe bomb has been defused during a security alert in west Belfast, the police have said.

The device was found in the garden of a house in Glenmeen Close at about 11:00 GMT on Monday.

A number of homes were evacuated and the road was closed for several hours while Army bomb disposal officers examined the device.

The pipe bomb was made safe and has been taken away for further examination. The alert has now ended.