Northern Ireland

Pipe bomb found in Glenkeen estate in Poleglass

A pipe bomb has been discovered during a security alert on the outskirts of west Belfast.

The alert began on Thursday afternoon after a report of a suspicious object in the Glenkeen estate in Poleglass.

A number of houses were evacuated and the Sally Gardens Youth Club was opened to accommodate residents who had to leave their homes.

Army bomb disposal officers took the device away for further examination.

Residents were allowed to return home at about 18:30 BST on Thursday.