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Woman tied up in robbery in County Down

A woman has been left shaken after being tied up by burglars at a house in County Down.

Two masked men got into the house at around 1 pm on Monday on School Road outside the village of Clough and tied up the woman who is in her 50’s.

The men made off with an Ipad, a Mac Book and a grey coloured Peugeot 206 car.

During the incident a fire was started in an upstairs room. Two passers-by were able to help the woman to escape uninjured.

Police and NIFRS went to the scene and put the fireout, but it had caused significant damage.

The Peugeot car was discovered burnt out at The Old Mill on the Clarkill Road in Castlewellan shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning.

Detective Sergeant Johnston is appealing to anyone who witnessed any suspicious vehicles or people in the area of School Road on Monday or anyone who saw the Peugeot car being driven between Clough and Castlewellan to contact Detectives on 101 quoting references 952 19.02.18 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

Man arrested over pipe bomb attack in north Belfast

A man has been arrested after a pipe bomb was thrown in north Belfast.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a pipe bomb attack in north Belfast.

A number of homes were evacuated while police and army bomb experts attended the scene at North Queen Street just before midnight on Sunday.

The device was examined and removed for further examination.

The suspect is currently being questioned.

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