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bomb attack Police investigate after pipe bomb thrown at Banbridge house fails to detonate

The incident happened late last night

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Police are investigating after a pipe bomb was thrown at a house in Banbridge, County Down, last night.

The incident occurred shortly after 11pm in the Granville Gardens area.

The device failed to explode during the attack.

PSNI and Army Ammunition Technical Officers attended the scene and dealt with the device.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "An investigation is underway to establish who is responsible for this reckless act and a motive.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at around 11pm and witnessed any suspicious activity, or has information about this incident to contact our detectives on 11, and quote reference 2224 of 09/08/21."

“Alternatively, you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”

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