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Security alert: Viable pipe bomb discovered in west Belfast

Published 08/04/2015

Pictured is police sniffer dogs at the scene of a suspected pipe bomb discovery in West Belfast. A resident found the suspected pipe bomb outside his home in the Teeling Avenue area of Lagmore before tossing the suspected device into hedges facing the property. Picture Credit - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph
Pictured is police sniffer dogs at the scene of a suspected pipe bomb discovery in West Belfast. A resident found the suspected pipe bomb outside his home in the Teeling Avenue area of Lagmore before tossing the suspected device into hedges facing the property. Picture Credit - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph
Pictured is police sniffer dogs at the scene of a suspected pipe bomb discovery in West Belfast. A resident found the suspected pipe bomb outside his home in the Teeling Avenue area of Lagmore before tossing the suspected device into hedges facing the property. Picture Credit - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph
Pictured is police sniffer dogs at the scene of a suspected pipe bomb discovery in West Belfast. A resident found the suspected pipe bomb outside his home in the Teeling Avenue area of Lagmore before tossing the suspected device into hedges facing the property. Picture Credit - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph
Pictured is police sniffer dogs at the scene of a suspected pipe bomb discovery in West Belfast. A resident found the suspected pipe bomb outside his home in the Teeling Avenue area of Lagmore before tossing the suspected device into hedges facing the property. Picture Credit - Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

A viable pipe bomb has been discovered during a security alert in west Belfast.

It was found in the Teeling Avenue area of Dunmurry.

It is understood a resident found the suspect device outside his home before throwing the suspected device into hedges facing the property.

Army bomb experts examined a suspicious object discovered in the area and have declared it to be a viable pipe bomb type device.

The Sally Gardens Community Centre was made available for any evacuated residents.

Inspector Jamie Hughes is appealing for is appealing for anyone with any information about this incident to contact CID in Lisburn Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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