Pipe bomb thrown at house in Enniskeen, Craigavon

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Detectives are appealing for information following the report of a pipe bomb that was thrown to the rear of a property in Craigavon during the early hours of this morning, Thursday 5 July. 

Detective Sergeant Colin Patterson said: "We received a report this afternoon, at approximately 12:10pm, that the occupant of a house in the Enniskeen area heard a loud bang to the rear of their property at around 1am. The occupant subsequently discovered the remnants of what is believed to have been a pipe bomb in the back garden. 

“Two people in the house at the time were uninjured. 

"We are working to establish a motive for this incident and we are appealing for anyone with information to please get in touch with detectives in Lurgan by calling 101, quoting reference number 595 of 05/07/18. 

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.