Northern Ireland

Man arrested over Antrim bomb alerts

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Image caption A pipe bomb was found at St Comgall's Primary School in Antrim earlier this month

A man in his 40s has been arrested by detectives investigating recent pipe bomb alerts in the Antrim area.

It follows a search of a house in the Randalstown area on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, an eight-year-old schoolboy at St Comgall's Primary School in Antrim, was at the centre of an alert when he picked up a pipe bomb in the school playground.

A bomb was also left close to a primary school in the nearby village of Crumlin.

About 170 pupils were moved to a community centre after the device was found outside an unmanned police station opposite Crumlin Integrated Primary.

About 30 families living in nearby Mill Road also had to leave their homes.

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