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Pipe bomb alert - homes evacuated Lisburn

PACEMAKER BELFAST 27/02/2018
Two pipe bombs have exploded near homes in Lisburn, County Antrim.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 27/02/2018 Two pipe bombs have exploded near homes in Lisburn, County Antrim.
General views of a home in Lambeg near Lisburn where a pipe bomb exploded in the middle of the night. Mandatory Credit © Stephen Hamilton
General views of a home in Lambeg near Lisburn where a pipe bomb exploded in the middle of the night. Mandatory Credit © Stephen Hamilton

Homes have been evacuated following a security alert in Lisburn on Monday night after two pipe bomb type devices detonated outside a property.

A third device, which failed to explode, was also found outside the house in the Mill Street area of the town at around 2.20am.

No injuries were reported however damage was caused to the front of the house.

A car parked outside the property was also tampered with and damaged.

Chief Inspector David Nixon said: "A number of residents who were evacuated from nearby homes are being accommodated in the city’s Island Centre.

"The cordon area has been reduced to the Mill Street area and people are asked to remain away from this area while officers conduct enquiries into the incident.

"Anyone with information should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 86 27/02/18. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

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