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Unexploded pipe bomb is defused in Belfast

By Staff Reporter

Published 13/07/2015

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 yesterday morning. Three petrol bombs were thrown at the property, two of which ignited, causing scorch damage to a ground floor office of the Sammy Duddy conflict transformation centre.

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 would appeal to anyone who has information to contact detectives on the non emergency number 101 or alternatively crime stoppers on 0800 555 111."

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