PSNI hits out over pipe bomb attack on business park
A pipe bomb attack at a business park in Newtownabbey has been condemned.
It was discovered by security staff patrolling the grounds at Abbey Business Park in Mill Road.
Detectives said they believed the device was thrown at around 1am on Saturday.
Police said it exploded but was undiscovered for some time until security staff found the remains of the device while doing their rounds.
It was reported to the PSNI on Saturday evening, and police and Army ammunition technical officers attended and removed the remnants for examination.
Police said: "There were no reports of any injuries as a result of this incident, however, the business park is a busy commercial zone within a densely populated residential area and the potential for injury was very high due to this reckless act."
Ulster Unionist Assembly candidate Robert Foster condemned the attack.
"There is something badly wrong with anyone who would throw a pipe bomb in a business park, close to a heavily populated area, but that is exactly what someone chose to do," he said.