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Police recover potential 'timing unit' on Connswater Greenway in east Belfast

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PACEMAKER BELFAST  18/03/2021 Police carried out a number of searches on the Greenway in the vicinity of Woodcot Avenue in Belfast this morning

PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/03/2021 Police carried out a number of searches on the Greenway in the vicinity of Woodcot Avenue in Belfast this morning

PACEMAKER BELFAST  18/03/2021 Police carried out a number of searches on the Greenway in the vicinity of Woodcot Avenue in Belfast this morning

PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/03/2021 Police carried out a number of searches on the Greenway in the vicinity of Woodcot Avenue in Belfast this morning

Police carried out a number of searches on the Greenway in the vicinity of Woodcot Avenue in Belfast.

Police carried out a number of searches on the Greenway in the vicinity of Woodcot Avenue in Belfast.

PACEMAKER BELFAST  18/03/2021 Police carried out a number of searches on the Greenway in the vicinity of Woodcot Avenue in Belfast this morning

PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/03/2021 Police carried out a number of searches on the Greenway in the vicinity of Woodcot Avenue in Belfast this morning

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PACEMAKER BELFAST 18/03/2021 Police carried out a number of searches on the Greenway in the vicinity of Woodcot Avenue in Belfast this morning

The PSNI have recovered what is being described as a "possible timing unit", after an investigation on the Connswater Greenway in east Belfast on Thursday morning.

The incident occurred in the vicinity of Woodcot Avenue in the area, close to a popular stretch of the urban walking trail which cuts through the east of the city.

It is believed the object was first discovered by a member of the public, before police later recovered the object and proceeded to carried out a number of searches.

In a statement, a PSNI spokesperson said: "Police carried out a number of searches on the Greenway in the vicinity of Woodcot Avenue in Belfast this morning after a suspicious object was recovered from the water yesterday.

"The object, described as a possible timing unit, was found by members of the public and subsequently seized by police for examination."

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