Northern Ireland

Pipe bomb found in Carrickfergus alert

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

Army bomb disposal experts were called to Larne Road in the town on Wednesday morning following the discovery of a suspicious object.

They examined it, declared it to be viable and made it safe.

The alert has ended and Larne Road has reopened to traffic. The pipe bomb has been taken away for further examination.