Crude explosive device near railway line (UTV)

An explosive device has been found during a security alert which caused the closure of a train line in south Belfast.

The railway line was closed between Adelaide and Great Victoria Street in the city after the device was discovered in the Donegall Avenue area on Sunday evening.

Police said the suspicious object was found by detectives from the PSNI Serious Crime Branch.

Army bomb experts attended the scene.

“A crude viable explosive type device and other related materials have been taken away for further examinations”, a PSNI spokesman said.

The security alert ended in the early hours of Monday morning.

The Belfast – Dublin service at 6.50am was disrupted as a result of the incident, with passengers being bussed to Newry.

“Rail services are now operating as normal,” Translink said.


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