Bomb found on Belfast housing estate

A bomb found in a residential area could have exploded, police in the North said today.

The crude but viable device was discovered at a British Telecom junction box on the Primrose Hill estate off Belfast’s Saintfield Road shortly before 6.30am today.

British army technical officers were called and removed a number of objects from the Ballylenaghan Heights site for examination.

Police said they had no details of who was responsible at this stage.

Primrose Hill is a new housing development in Carryduff.

MP Alasdair McDonnell said: “I would condemn those responsible for creating this device and leaving it where they left it.

“We have left a lot of this madness behind us and we want to keep it behind us.”

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