'Very crude device' caused explosion

'Very crude device' caused explosion

Police investigating an explosion outside a house in east Belfast believe it was caused by a "very crude device," and not a pipe bomb.

The incident happened in Kenilworth Place, off the lower Newtownards Road, shortly after 8.30pm on Wednesday.

No one was in the house at the time and there are no reports of any injuries.

The device, initially described as a suspected pipe bomb, was taken away for further examinations by army bomb experts.

Police said the motive behind the incident remains under investigation.

Residents who were evacuated to a nearby community centre for a time have now been allowed to return home.

Anyone with more information has been asked to come forward.


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