‘Viable pipe bomb’ sparked Strabane alert

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A viable pipe bomb device has been found in Strabane, it’s been confirmed.

Army technical officers have confirmed the viability of the bomb following a security alert this morning.

The alert ended at around lunchtime when evacuated residents were allowed to return to their homes in Springhill Park.

A number of homes were evacuated during the investigation and residents were accommodated in a nearby community centre.

A police spokesperson said: “ATO examined a suspicious object discovered in the area and have declared it to be a viable pipe bomb type device.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them in Strabane on 0845 600 8000 or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.