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West Belfast security alert: "Crude but viable" device found

Published 01/11/2015

Police at ATO at the scene of the alert on Ainsworth Avenue. Picture: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
Police at ATO at the scene of the alert on Ainsworth Avenue. Picture: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
Police at the scene of the alert on Ainsworth Avenue. Picture: Kevin Scott / Presseye.
A suspicious object was discovered at a house in the Ainsworth Avenue area on Sunday morning.

A "crude but viable" device was behind a security alert in west Belfast on Sunday.

Residents were moved following the discovery of a suspicious object at a house in the Ainsworth Avenue area.

Ainsworth Avenue was closed at its junctions with Dunmoyle Street, Neil Street and March Street.

Army Technical Officers examined the device and declared it to be crude but viable. The roads have since reopened.

Inspector David McBride asks anyone with any information about this incident to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

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