Blast in Belfast city centre 'as area was being cleared'

DUP MLA Jonathan Craig has condemned the blast in a busy area of Belfast city centre as "absolutely reckless".

UTV News reports him saying that there was "an explosion as the area was being cleared" and that it was a "miracle" if no one had been injured.

There is no confirmation of this from the police and there are no reports of any injuries, UTV says.


Belfast city centre bomb 'could have killed revellers'

A small explosion in the popular Cathedral Quarter of Belfast could have killed festive partygoers, police have said. Police say a telephone warning made before the blast directed them to the wrong location.