Pipe bomb found close to Larne police station

Larne PSNI station The pipe bomb was discovered close to Larne PSNI station on Hope Street

A suspicious object which caused a security alert in Hope Street, Larne, was a pipe-bomb, Army explosives experts have confirmed.

The area around the police station at Hope Street was closed following the discovery of the device on Saturday.

The pipe-bomb was taken away to be examined by Army Ammunitions Technical Officers.

Both streets have been re-opened to traffic.

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