Police discover 'crude but viable' pipe bomb in North Belfast

The suspicious object at Lepper Street in the city

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Police say they have recovered a crude but viable pipe bomb following a security alert in North Belfast.

The suspicious object was found at Lepper Street.

The PSNI says it was a viable device, which has now been taken away for forensic examination.

Detectives are calling on anybody with information about the incident to contact them.