Pipe bomb found in Ballymoney alert

Published Monday, 30 June 2014
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A viable pipe bomb has been found during a security alert in Ballymoney, Co Antrim.

Army bomb experts carried out a controlled explosion at the scene on the Ballymena Road on Monday morning, after reports of a suspicious object close to residential premises.

A number of homes were evacuated while the device was dealt with.

The object has been taken away for further forensic examinations.

All roads have now reopened and residents have been allowed to return to their properties.

DUP North Antrim MLA Mervyn Storey visited the scene and hit out at those responsible for the disruption to local people.

"Unfortunately, it would seem that there are some who think they are above the law as there have been a number of incidents recently," he said.

"However I hope that the police can track down those who are responsible and that they are brought to justice."

Police are appealing for anyone who noticed suspicious activity in the area to contact them.

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Ryan in Belfast wrote (212 days ago):
Will these dussidents ever go away? Please move on people..
man in N Antrim wrote (212 days ago):
Ah, its good to see the UDA still on ceasefire in Ballymoney. #irony
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