Pipe bomb explodes - north Belfast

Pipe bomb explodes - north Belfast

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

It's believed the device was thrown at a property in Sheridan Street, in the New Lodge area, sometime overnight however the incident was not reported to police until 9.45am this morning.

Damage was caused to a window frame.

The occupants who were at home at the time were not injured.

A number of nearby homes are evacuated at present while the remnants of the device are made safe and recovered for examination.

Detective Inspector Nigel Snoddy and has appealed for anyone with information to contact detectives from Reactive & Organised Crime at Musgrave Police Station.

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.