Pipe bomb found in north Belfast alert

Police at scene of alert in north Belfast The scene of the alert in north Belfast

Army bomb disposal officers have found a pipe bomb at the scene of an alert in north Belfast.

The alarm was raised at Carlisle Parade at about 22:30 BST on Thursday.

A number of people living in the New Lodge area had to leave their homes. Carlisle Parade, Carlisle Terrace and part of Churchill Street were cordoned off.

Later, the oikuce said a "viable, pipe bomb type device" had been made safe.

The alert is now over and residents have returned to their homes.

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