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Police think people may have driven over suspected explosive device

Police in Northern Ireland are examining the suspicious device which was found on a Belfast street.

Image: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have said that a number of motorists may have driven over a suspected explosive device found in Belfast last night.

The suspicious object, which was discovered by a member of the public at around 6.15pm, has been removed from the scene by a bomb disposal team and is being examined.

A security alert was in place around the area in East Belfast while the device was investigated.

The PSNI have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

“It’s believed a number of motorists may have driven over the device before it was reported to police,” a spokesperson for the PSNI said.

It is not yet known whether the device was viable or not.

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