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Pipe bomb defused in north Belfast

An unexploded pipe bomb has been found in north Belfast.

It was discovered as police and fire crews responded to a blaze at premises on the York Road during the early hours of this morning.

Three petrol bombs were thrown at the property, two of which ignited, causing scorch damage to a ground floor office.

The pipe bomb was defused by Army technical experts and removed for forensic examination.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Michael Hawthorne has urged witnesses to come forward.

He said: "I appeal to anyone who has information in relation to this incident to contact detectives at Musgrave on the non emergency number 101 or alternatively contact crime stoppers on 0800 555 111."

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