Bomb found at apartment block in Short Strand, east Belfast

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Woman in pyjamas with child at security alert scene
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People were moved from their homes while a suspicious object was examined

A small bomb has been found during a security alert at an apartment block in east Belfast.

Army bomb experts were sent to the building on Short Strand Road shortly before 20:00 GMT on Tuesday.

A number of residents had to leave their homes. Albertbridge Road, Ravenhill Road and Woodstock Link were also closed.

Sinn Féin councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile said residents were able to return at about 01:00 GMT.

Police have not released any details about the bomb, but have appealed for anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area to contact them.