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Pipe bomb device found in Newtownabbey declared as viable

A  controlled explosion was carried out 
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A device found on the Antrim Road in Newtownabbey has been declared as viable following a controlled explosion.

Ammunition Technical Officers are currently examining the pipe bomb device.

Detective Inspector Lenaghan said: “We would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding during this time.

“Detectives from Antrim CID are following several lines of enquiry and the device will be removed for further examination.

“At this stage we are uncertain as to how long this device has been in situ and are appealing for anyone with information about the incident that may assist in our investigation to contact Detectives at Antrim CID quoting reference number 562 of 25/1/23. A report can be made using the online reporting form via . Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at .

“Cordons remain in place and we would advise the public to avoid the area until further notice.”

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