Northern Ireland

Pipe bomb explodes near homes in Holywood

Media captionLinda Martin, who was in the house at the time with her partner, says she will not be intimidated out of her home

A pipe bomb has partially exploded in Holywood, County Down.

Police were alerted after a woman reported hearing a loud bang outside her home at Church Green at 00:35 BST on Tuesday.

An Army bomb team removed the device for forensic examination. A police spokesman said: "No-one is believed to have been injured during the incident."

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.