Northern Ireland

Pipe bomb found during security alert in Newtownabbey

The device was found in the Arthur Avenue area of Newtownabbey Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption The device was found in the Arthur Avenue area of Newtownabbey

A viable pipe bomb has been found during a security alert in Newtownabbey, County Antrim.

A number of residents were moved from their homes in the Arthur Avenue area at about 08:30 BST on Sunday.

A resident reported the discovery of a suspicious object in their front garden.

Army bomb experts attended the scene. Residents have now been allowed to return to their homes.

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