A pipe bomb discovered in the rear of a vehicle has exploded in Ballymena.
It happened shortly after 11pm on Friday 5 June close to shops on the Crebilly Road.
Police received a report that a car had been set on fire. When officers attended the scene they observed a suspicious object in the rear of the vehicle.
The object was declared to be the remnants of a pipe bomb type device that had detonated.
Damage was caused to the car as a result of the incident.
Detective Sergeant Crothers said: “This was a reckless act that had the potential to cause serious injury to anyone who was close to the car when the device detonated.
“Detectives are working to establish a motive and identify those responsible and I am appealing to anyone with information, or who noticed any suspicious activity in the area, to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 2092 05/06/20.”