Pipe bomb found in County Antrim

Pipe bomb found in County Antrim

40 homes were evacuated overnight after a security alert in Crumlin, County Antrim, in which a pipe bomb was found.

 The device was found in the Ballydonaghy Meadows area at around 9.30pm yesterday evening.

Families were evacuated from their homes were given temporary shelter in a nearby community centre. 

The alert continued into the early hours of the morning.

Sinn Fein MLA Declan Kearney said: “I commend the community spirit of those locals who have opened a community centre to provide shelter for those families who have been forced out of their homes.

He added that those behind the attack "have nothing to offer but disruption to young and old alike".