Magee condemns New Lodge security alert
Sinn Féin councillor JJ Magee has condemned those responsible for a security alert in the New Lodge area of Belfast.
Councillor Magee said;
"The discovery of a viable pipe bomb in the New Lodge area this morning is concerning.
"This alert caused disruption in the local area with the closure of Lepper Street for a number of hours.
"Given that schools were back today following mid term break many young people may well have passed this device.
"Thankfully no one was hurt in this incident but it cause a great deal of inconvenience locally.
"Those behind this incident have nothing to offer the local community and need to end these pointless actions immediately."