Northern Ireland

Belfast 'mortar' bomb: Police granted more time to question man

Jamaica Street where police found bomb
Image caption Police sealed off Jamaica Street while army bomb experts made the bomb safe

Police have been given more time to question a man about the discovery of a bomb in north Belfast last week.

The horizontal-type mortar device was found in Jamaica Street in Ardoyne on Thursday.

Officers investigating the bomb find arrested a 21-year-old man on Friday on suspicion of dissident republican activitity.

On Sunday, detectives from the PSNI's serious crime branch were granted more time to interview him.

More than 30 families were moved out of their homes for several hours after police discovered the device at the back of a house

The PSNI said it was a "substantial viable device" which had put the lives of people in the area at risk.

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