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Pipe bomb found amid north Belfast security alert

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Security alert on Spamount Street in the Newlodge area of north Belfast. Pic Jonathan Porter

Security alert on Spamount Street in the Newlodge area of north Belfast. Pic Jonathan Porter

Security alert on Spamount Street in the Newlodge area of north Belfast. Pic Jonathan Porter

A pipe bomb has been found during a security alert in north Belfast.

Army bomb experts were sent to the scene of the alert in the Spamount Street of the city after reports of a suspect object

A number of homes were also evacuated, with Spamount Street closed to traffic between North Queen Street and Lepper Street for a time.

All areas have since reopened.

Bomb experts declared the object as a 'viable pipe bomb type device'.

 

Belfast Telegraph