Newtownabbey 'viable device' charges
Published Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Police investigating offences linked to the flags protests have charged a man in connection with a viable explosive found in Newtownabbey.
There has been a spate of security alerts in Newtownabbey in recent weeks. (© UTV)
The 24-year-old was detained by officers after the device was discovered in the Doagh Road area in the early hours of 4 March.
He also faces six counts of communicating a hoax bomb call - linked to a series of security alerts in the Co Antrim town between 15 February and 3 March - and assault on police.
The man is due to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Thursday.
It comes as officers from the PSNI's Operation Dulcet inquiry team continue to investigate crimes connected to the ongoing flags protests across Northern Ireland.