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PSNI issue appeal after viable pipe bomb found beside primary school

The device was discovered in a laneway near the school at 3pm yesterday evening.

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THE POLICE SERVICE in Northern Ireland is today appealing for information after the discovery of a pipe bomb near a primary school in Belfast.

The viable pipe bomb was found by a member of the public in a laneway close to Forthriver primary school in Belfast at approximately 3pm yesterday. An ammunition technical officer (ATO) attended the scene and confirmed it to be a viable device.

Detectives are appealing to anybody who noticed anything suspicious in this area recently or with any information about the incident to contact them at CID in Tennent Street on 0845 600 800, or if someone would like to pass information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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