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Investigation into pipe bomb attack which damaged wooden fence

The PSNI are investigating the early morning explosion in Newry.

A PSNI Land Rover. (File photo)
A PSNI Land Rover. (File photo)
Image: Peter Morrison/AP/Press Association Images

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland are investigating an early morning pipe bomb attack in Newry.

Residents reported hearing an explosion in an alleyway in the Chequer Court area just before 1am on Sunday morning. The PSNI were called to the scene four hours later and the remains of the device were taken away for further technical examination.

The PSNI said no-one was injured in the attack which caused minor damage to a wooden fence.

Police have asked anyone who noticed suspicious behaviour in the area or who has any information about the incident to contact them.

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