Northern Ireland

Pipe bomb found in north Belfast alert

Police at scene of alert in north Belfast
Image caption 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.