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Viable pipe bomb found in Banbridge alert

Police said the families have been allowed to return home.

A viable "pipe bomb-type" device has been found at the centre of a security alert in Banbridge.

Around 25 homes had to be evacuated in the Hawthorne Hill area of the Co Down town during the police operation on Saturday morning.

They have now been allowed to return to their homes.

Police said the device was “recovered and taken away for further forensic examination”.