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Homes evacuated in Belfast bomb scare

Published 03/11/2015

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A "crude but viable device" has been made safe in west Belfast, police have said. Residents in the Rodney Drive area were moved from their homes after a suspicious object was discovered on Tuesday.
A "crude but viable device" has been made safe in west Belfast, police have said. Residents in the Rodney Drive area were moved from their homes after a suspicious object was discovered on Tuesday.
A "crude but viable device" has been made safe in west Belfast, police have said. Residents in the Rodney Drive area were moved from their homes after a suspicious object was discovered on Tuesday. Picture - Kevin Scott
A "crude but viable device" has been made safe in west Belfast, police have said. Residents in the Rodney Drive area were moved from their homes after a suspicious object was discovered on Tuesday. Picture - Kevin Scott
A "crude but viable device" has been made safe in west Belfast, police have said. Residents in the Rodney Drive area were moved from their homes after a suspicious object was discovered on Tuesday. Picture - Kevin Scott

Homes were evacuated in Belfast today after a bomb was found.

The object was found in the Rodney Drive area in the west of the city, and later declared to be a "crude but viable device".

The road was closed to traffic while the object was examined, but has now reopened and all residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to contact them in Musgrave Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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