Northern Ireland

North Belfast attack: Pipe bomb explodes outside house

It is believed the device was thrown at a property in Sheridan Street, in the New Lodge area of north Belfast
Image caption It is believed the device was thrown at a property in Sheridan Street, in the New Lodge area of north Belfast

A pipe bomb has exploded outside a house in north Belfast.

Police said it is believed the device was thrown at a property in Sheridan Street, in the New Lodge area, overnight, but the incident was not reported until 09:45 GMT on Saturday.

Damage was caused to a window frame in the attack but the occupants of the house were not injured.

A number of houses were evacuated during the police operation but residents have now been allowed home.

Image caption The remnants of the device have been recovered