Northern Ireland

Man charged over mortar bomb find in west Belfast

Bomb disposal officer carrying evidence away Image copyright Kevin Scott
Image caption The device was made safe by bomb disposal officers

A 22-year-old man has been charged in connection with the seizure of an improvised mortar bomb in west Belfast.

The man was arrested in the Shaw's Road area at about 23:00 GMT on Thursday.

He is due to appear in Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday to face charges of having explosives with intent to endanger life.

A holdall containing a bomb and command wire was seized by police. Bomb disposal officers made the device safe.