Pipe bomb thrown at house in Portadown

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Detectives are investigating after a viable pipe bomb was thrown at an address in Portadown yesterday evening.

Detective Inspector Simpson said: “Just after 11pm, it was reported that a suspicious object had been thrown at the front door of a property in the Glanroy Avenue area, subsequently smashing the window.

"Police and ATO attended and examined the device which has now been made safe and taken away for further investigation.

"Thankfully, there were no reports of any injuries as a result of this reckless attack, carried out in a residential area, with no consideration given to who could have been injured or killed.

“We are working to establish a motive and are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the attack or who may have captured mobile phone or dashcam footage to get in touch.

"If you have information that could help us, please call 101 and quote reference number 2172 of 06/05/21."

A report can also be made online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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