Controlled explosion in church alert

Published Saturday, 02 February 2013
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A controlled explosion has been carried out on a suspect device found at a Catholic church in Newtownabbey on Saturday.

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Army bomb experts were called to the scene of an alert at St Mary's Star of the Sea on the Shore Road and later removed the item for further examination.

The alert has since ended and been declared a hoax.

Roads in the area were closed for a time and a service that had been due to be held in the church was moved to Greencastle Church.

Local Alliance councillor Billy Webb said there could be no justification for an attack on a church.

"I am appalled that a place of worship has been targeted. There is no justification behind it," he said.

"This follows a pipe bomb that was found outside a Catholic church in Ballyclare on Friday. These types of incidents are completely unacceptable."

Mr Webb urged anyone with information to contact police.

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@baffled in belfast wrote (439 days ago):
@baffled in uk.- Realistic was referring to religious places.
Sean D in Derry wrote (440 days ago):
To Gazza, you kind of contradict yourself by calling people bigots for not condemning other attacks when you don’t condemn this attack
Big T in Ballyclare wrote (441 days ago):
I condemn this attack, and I also condemned the attack on the catholic church in Ballyclare. These thugs have no support in loyalist communities. Now its time we heard some comments from the republicans every time a protestant church or orange hall is attacked!
realistic in planet earth wrote (441 days ago):
orange hall, green hall yellow hall any building, any person, any color, any creed, it's all wrong....... hope this leaves 'Baffled' less ummmmmm, baffled :)
baffled in uk wrote (441 days ago):
realistic you forgot to say orange hall ???????????????
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