Sinn Féin Councillor for Ardoyne Gerard McCabe has slammed those who left an explosive device in the area.
Gerard McCabe said:
“Not only have those responsible endangered local residents but they have also forced over 30 families to leave their homes while the device was dealt with.
“Ardoyne has been through enough in recent times without these micro groups bringing further fear and disruption to peoples lives. Thankfully no one was injured and those evacuated have returned to their homes.
““There is no support for this and the community rejects these groups whose actions are outdated and will not further any political agenda or benefit those who they claim to be representing.
“The Irish people have clearly and overwhelming endorsed the peace process and it’s about time this futile activity ceased and those responsible caught up with the rest of the people.”