Northern Ireland

'Pipe bombs' found during Portadown search

People's Park Portadown Image copyright Geograph
Image caption The pipe bombs were found during a search of the People's Park in Portadown

Four suspected pipe bombs have been found during a police search close to a park in Portadown.

The search took place in the area of the town's People's Park, although it remains open.

The pipe bombs were not viable. Police said the working parts of a gun were also recovered.

"We are working to establish how old the items are and whether this find is linked to historical terrorist activity," said Insp Leslie Badger.