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Viable pipe bomb device found in Antrim

Residents had to leave their homes during a security alert in Mallusk Gardens today.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A VIABLE PIPE bomb has been found in Antrim.

The PSNI said that the device was found during a security alert in Mallusk Gardens, Antrim.

The alert is over and a viable pipe bomb type device has been taken away for further examination.

A number of residents had to leave their homes during the alert, but have now been able to return to their houses.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact CID in Newtownabbey on 0845 600 8000.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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