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Pipebomb explodes at home of disabled woman

The bomb exploded at the woman’s house in Ballymoney at around 4.15am. She was said to have been left badly shaken as a result.

POLICE IN COLERAINE are investigating after two pipe bombs exploded in the town of Ballymoney overnight.

The first explosion happened at around 4.15am at a house in the Hanna Court area of the town.

A disabled woman aged in her fifties was inside at the time. Police say she was not harmed, but had been left badly shaken. A window of the house was broken in the incident.

The second bomb went off in the Henry Street area of the town minutes later, damaging a car and a house. A man aged in his 40s who was in the second house. He was uninjured.

Several homes were evacuated in near each incident, which police believe were linked.

An investigation is under way.

The PSNI are appealing to anyone who witnessed either incident or anyone with any information to contact CID at Coleraine Police Station on the new non-emergency number 101, or to call the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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