Man charged over holdall bomb find

Man charged over holdall bomb find

A man has been charged with possession of explosives after police seized a suspected mortar bomb in west Belfast which was found in a holdall.

The 22-year-old man was arrested in the Shaw's Road area at around 11pm on Thursday.A holdall containing an improvised explosive device was seized during the operation.During a follow up search operation in the Lenadoon Avenue area, police discovered a viable pipe bomb device and a quantity of ammunition.The items were taken away for forensic examination.The man is due to appear in Belfast Magistrates' Court on Monday.As is usual procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.Meanwhile, police are continuing to investigate and have appealed for anyone with information to contact investigating officers.

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