Viable 'pipebomb type device' discovered in Belfast

Police said the device was left in a residential area

Viable 'pipebomb type device' discovered in Belfast

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The PSNI has said a viable explosive device has been made safe in Belfast.

The pipebomb type device was found in Coolnasilla Park West.

It led to a security alert, with a number of residents evacuated from their homes.

Detective Inspector Paul Rowland thanked residents for their patience.

He said: "Those who left this device in a residential area clearly have no regard for the people who live here.

"I am appealing for the community’s support in identifying the perpetrators."