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Suspicious object found in garden was 'viable'

A suspicious object was found in a front garden, police said. Credit: UTV

The suspicious device at the centre of a security alert in north Belfast was "viable", police have confirmed.

It was discovered in the front garden of a house at Roseleigh Street on Wednesday afternoon.

A number of homes were evacuated and cordons put in place while the Army bomb squad attended the scene.

They declared the device viable and removed it for further forensic examination.

Police said all residents have been allowed to return and asked anyone with information to come forward.

A spokesperson said: “Police would like to thank the local community for their patience while we worked to keep them safe.

"Keeping people safe is of paramount importance and we will not take any chances.

"I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or anyone with any information that could help our investigation to contact detectives in Musgrave on the non-emergency number 101."